Solstice MAS captures incredible images

by | Nov 21, 2023 | Solstice, News

Solstice MAS – Dependable high quality imagery.

New high definition images of the USS L-8 using Wavefront Solstice Multi-Aperture Sonar (MAS) integrated with an L3 Harris IVER 4 vehicle give a fresh view of this near century old wreck.

Sunk in 1926 as a US Navy test bed the latest MAS images take previous Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS) images to the next level. For more information about the design decisions that led to the development of MAS and how it improves on SAS click here.

“Excellent results to say the least out to 100-m range, especially compared to SAS systems producing similar results burning about 175W as opposed to Solstice at about 30W w/real-time processing.  For our size UUVs, considering the energy capacity, this is a significant advantage particularly for customers performing wide area surveys (deep or shallow) coupled with optical object-identification surveys/ATR.”

John Sloat, Applications Engineering Lead, Principal Investigator at L3Harris AUV Systems

Read the full story of the USS L-8 on the NOAA website which includes some previous imaging of the vessel.


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