Kongsberg Mesotech's Underwater Search & Recovery (SAR) system is used world-wide by first responders and law enforcement agencies when searching for victims of drowning, submerged evidence and / or
vehicles, as well as downed aircraft. The SAR system saves time, increases diver safety and provides digital records of the search and any findings. On-site or no cost factory training is provided with the purchase of each system.
SAR System Features
- Scans a radius of approximately 120 feet (roughly 45,000 square feet) within minutes of deployment
- Recovery operations are concluded more quickly and safely by directing divers using underwater communications
- Used as a secondary search means to investigate targets of interest identified by other types of sonar
- May be the primary acoustic means of searching in a confined area or under ice
SAR System Applications
Kongsberg Mesotech's Underwater Search & Recovery system has been successfully used in the following applications (click for example):
Air pockets surveyed during a training exercise for locating targets that are directly under the surface of the ice. Image courtesy of Glenn Syme, Operator (Manitoba, Canada).
Two divers surveyed during a training exercise for locating targets that are directly under the surface of the ice. Image courtesy of Glenn Syme, Operator (Manitoba, Canada).
SAR System Components
High Resolution MS 1171 Single-Beam Scanning Sonar
- Imaging sonar head designed to produce the highest possible images
- Intended for applications where data clarity and diver safety are the main priorities
Link to Single-Beam Scanning Sonar page
Computer with MS 1000 Processing Software
- Used to control the sonar equipment and provides a real-time display of the sonar and sensor data
- Enables the search team to set up and monitor grid searches, and mark locations of targets of interest
- External sensor inputs from Global Positioning Systems (GPS) can also be fed into the software for real time data recording
- Can record sonar data for later review
Link to MS 1000 Processing Software page
- Provides a stable and level platform for deployment of the sonar head
Power / Telemetry Interface and Cable Reel
- Kevlar connecting cable that protects the power and telemetry conductors and reinforcement with 6,000 lbs breaking strength
- Portable cable reel used to deploy, retrieve and store the connecting cable
Click to download: Underwater Search and Recovery Brochure
Click to view: Search and Recovery Image and Video Gallery
Training and Support
Training is provided on site for up to 24 people (larger groups can be accommodated upon request). Refresher courses are also available.
Repair and Upgrade Services
Equipment repairs are available at Kongsberg Mesotech's manufacturing facility and strategically located affiliates. Upgrades and major rebuilds are completed at the manufacturing facility.
- Manufacturing Facility
Kongsberg Mesotech Ltd.
- Affiliate Locations
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Please call toll-free 1.888.464.1598 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
MS 1000 Software Updates
MS 1000 software updates are downloaded directly from the Kongsberg FTP site at ftp.kongsberg-mesotech.com. Please call +1 888 464 1598 or email email@example.com
for download instructions.
Please call toll-free: +1 888 464 1598 for support, Monday to Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm PST.