Side Scan Sonar
Available from Klein Marine Systems, Inc.
L-3 Klein Associates has forty years of experience with the development and manufacture of high performance side scan sonar systems. Our side scan sonar systems are respected as the standard of excellence in the industry and are deployed by Governments, Navies and Port Authorities worldwide.
L-3 Klein’s sonar systems have been used to locate the HMS titanic, wreckage of the US Space Shuttle, downed aircraft including TWA Flt. 800, Swiss Air Flt. 111, John F. Kennedy Jr.’s plane and Egypt Air 990, a myriad of underwater antiquities as well as performing the day to day work of Hydrographic Surveys, L-3 Klein employs an experienced staff of technical personnel, familiar with the ocean environment and committed to providing outstanding products and service.
L-3 Klein is the pioneer in Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) Multi-Beam Side Scan Sonar technology. Unlike single beam side scan sonar systems whose along-track resolution degrades with increasing range, the Klein dynamically focused multi-beam side scan sonar systems deliver constant along-track resolution, with 100% bottom coverage, at tow speeds that are two to three times higher than possible with single beam systems. The superior high resolution, high speed performance of the Klein multi-beam systems has made the product line extremely successful with many of the worlds Navies and Government organizations where it has become the system of choice used for Q-route surveys and detection of mine like objects (MLO’s).