Multi-Return Altimeter 11001

Model 11001 Multi-Return Altimeter.

The Marine Electronics model 11001 Multi-Return Altimeter fulfills many of the sonar data capture requirements of the oceanographic and scientific communities.

This unit differs from most Altimeters of the "first-return" type by digitising the receiver output at high speed into a FIFO memory. The range to the sea-bed is then calculated in the digital domain by the mathematical processing algorithm programmed into the internal RISC microcontroller.

The sampling parameters of the model 11001 are set-up prior to the unit being deployed by linking the unit to a P.C. via an RS232 cable. The parameters are stored internally in the microcontrollers FLASH memory without any power required.

The Altimeter may be interfaced to other equipment using either its analogue or digital outputs. The analogue output is generated from a 12-bit digital to analogue converter and may be software selected for either 5v or 10v full-scale. The digital data to 1mm resolution is available from both RS232 and RS485 outputs.

Whilst cable connected to a P.C. the Altimeter can uplink the raw FIFO data in the same manner as an imaging sonar as shown in the inset pictures.

Features Include

  • Very high precision
  • See through suspended sediments
  • Programmable start and stop ranges give "True Zoom" capability
  • 1sec sample rate
  • Up to 4095 samples
  • RS232, RS485 and analogue data output
  • Sea-bed detection using digital signal processing
  • "Windows" software for programming and real-time imaging
See through bubble and sediment clouds.

See through bubble and sediment clouds.

Tracking variations in sea-bed depth using Imaging Mode.

Tracking variations in sea-bed depth using Ranging Mode.

A-Scan trace showing signal amplitude against time.

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