Imaging sonar is a high-frequency, narrow field of view, underwater sonar that produces video-like acoustic imagery that can detect and identify submerged objects of interest, even in low-to-no visibility conditions. Imaging sonar systems are used by responders to inspect ship hulls and pier and bridge pilings, direct divers to objects of interest, track divers underwater, and search for underwater obstructions ahead of vessels.
The Focus Group Report, Market Survey Report, and Assessment Report on Imaging Sonar Systems are limited distribution documents, and are available in the SAVER Community on First Responder Communities of Practice (FRCoP).
Find this project in the FEMA Authorized Equipment List and InterAgency Board Interactive Standardized Equipment List.
AEL Category, Title, Number, and Project:
AEL Category: 03. CBRNE Operational and Search and Rescue Equipment
AEL Title: Sonar, Imaging
AEL Number: 03WA-02-SONR
SAVER Project: Imaging Sonar Systems