Tritech StarFish 990F Side Scan Sonar System
- 1MHz acoustic chirped pulses with a 0.3 degree beam width produces defined and clear images
- Can easily be deployed and operated by a single person for real-time digital seafloor images
- 'Plug and Play' system connects to any Windows-based PC or laptop via a USB connection
|BP00181||StarFish 990F side scan sonar system|
|Usually ships in 1-2 weeks|
Measuring less than 15 inches long, the StarFish 990F sonar is the smallest towed side scan sonar available. The system is independent of the boat, requiring no fixed installation and making it easy to transport and operate from any vessel. The topside controller connects to any Windows PC or laptop via USB connection for easy operation by a single person. Simply deploy the sonar by hand and tow from your boat to capture and record real-time images of the seafloor below.
- (1) StarFish 990F Side Scan Sonar
- (1) StarFish 990 Top Box
- (1) StarFish 20m Tow Cable
- (1) StarFish Power Adapter Kit
- (1) StarFish Scanline Software CD
- (1) StarFish User Manuals
- (1) StarFish Peli Case
- (1) StarFish GPS Receiver
- (1) StarFish Pole Mount Bracket
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