iXBlue has released the new synthetic aperture sonar (SAS) processing software module, a new addition to iXBlue’s DELPH 3.1 seabed mapping software suite.
DELPH 3.1 software suite now comprises of DELPH SAS, Seismic, Sonar, and Magnetic components, built on a modular common architecture with acquisition, processing, and interpretation layers, the company said.
iXBlue’s DELPH SAS fully integrates Synthetic Aperture Sonar imaging into a seabed processing software suite.
DELPH now allows the full integration of SAS data together with conventional side-scan sonar, bathymetry, sub-bottom profiling, magnetic and other information layers. In addition, all existing features available in DELPH Sonar Interpretation like batch data processing and mosaicking, target picking and management, interpretation and seabed classification are now also available for SAS imagery, iXBlue explained.
DELPH SAS can also integrate co-registered gap-filler images of the seabed at nadir allowing full-swath sonar coverage. Additionally, the need for overlapping survey lines is reduced therefore further optimisation in survey planning is possible and duplicate data management is limited.
DELPH SAS software complements iXBlue’s offer in scalable SAS tow-fish and AUV solutions for the commercial and scientific survey needs. DELPH SAS runs on any standard computer and is compatible with any SAS that delivers raw data, the company added.