RV Bat Galim 2016 System Review

From January 31st to February 4th, 2016 a Shipboard Acceptance Testing (SAT) was conducted on the R/V Bat Galim, owned by the Ministry of National Infrastructures, Energy and Water Resource of Israel and operated by Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research, on the newly installed Kongsberg Maritime (KM) EM302 (30 kHz) and EM2040 (200 kHz, 300 kHz, and 400 kHz) multibeam echosounders. These systems were thoroughly reviewed for system geometry, calibration, configuration, and performance during this acceptance period. Documented in this report are:

  1. Review of the system geometry for the multibeam echosounder systems
  2. Examination of the EM302’s RX and TX transducer “health”
  3. Determination of any residual angular offsets between the multibeam echosounders and the primary MRU through a patch test
  4. Evaluation of the depth accuracy across the swath using a reference surface
  5. Calculation of the achieved swath coverage over a wide range of depths

RVBG_EM302_EM2040_Report_Final_V2pt2.pdf11.91 MB