France, Germany: A better way to image the seafloor, and now it's off-the-shelf ///

Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS) has been well established as an airborne service and on satellites. This technology is now moving to the seafloor, and IXSEA, a subsea positioning and imagery systems provider, just launched SHADOWS, its new Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS). This is the first commercially available, off-the-shelf, high-performance sonar system with synthetic aperture processing. SAS can double the resolution while reducing survey costs.

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