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Side scan sonar H5s3 (SSS)

The H5s3 is the Hydra™ series  compact , high-resolution side scan sonar (SSS) of on-Board placement. The operating frequency of 300 kHz allows you to work at depths up to 70 m.. It is intended for survey of water areas, search works.
An effective side scan method  is used  to search for objects on large areas, which allows to reduce the time of work and material costs.

Sonar survey of the water area is carried out by SSS, placed on Board of a moving carrier (vessel, boat, boat, etc.), allowing to obtain a digital high-quality detailed acoustic image of the bottom in real time.
The recommended depth range of up to 70 m allows a offshore operation.
The easy-to-install SSS can be mounted  on any type of vessel and provides bottom image capture on both sides.
The SSS connects to a PC compatible computer with Microsoft ® Windows ® Operating System via an Ethernet port. The HyScan program, included in the delivery set, provides real-time scanning and viewing of data, recording and subsequent playback, measurement of object parameters.
Built-in batteries of the sonar allow you to work up to 8 hours or continuously in booster charge mode.


  • overview examination of the seabed, identifying terrain features, various heterogeneities, areal survey of water areas;

  • finding objects on the seabed and the water column;

  • engineering and environmental monitoring.


  • easy transport and storage – all the sonar in the same case;

  • a wide swath (up to 550 m) and high quality images;

  • built-in Li-ion batteries;

  • built-in sensors of course-roll-trim (option);

  • great battery life.


  • built-in Li-ion batteries;

  • built-in sensors of angular position (option);

  • direct digital synthesis;

  • digital signal processing;

  • dynamic range compression;

  • linear frequency modulation (LFM);

  • Power adjustable shim;

  • Image with high resolution.


Specification of the basic set SSS H5s1



The monoblock combined electronics unit and antennas with hybrid power cable and Ethernet, on-Board accommodation (mount on post)


=25.2 In (built-in Li-ion batteries)

Software (SW)

Recording program HyScan base (for Windows XP/7/8)


Manual, operator's manual, quick guide

Inbox accessories

  1. Built-in sensors of course-roll-trim (option)

  2. Built-in Li-ion batteries

  3. Case for transport and storage

  4. Mounting kit for fixing to the rod

  5. Cable splitter

  6. Mains charger (for the built-in Li-ion batteries)

Additional accessories and equipment (sold separately)


Extension cords, adapters


The navigation receiver. The sensor of the speed of sound in water, the profile of the speed of sound


Set of installation for small vessel (inflatable or hard shell)


Mobile accessories kit SSS


PC compatible computer (laptop)


Navigation, navigation, secondary processing

Specification SSS


Operating frequency

230-380 kHz


7.5 cm (range)

Range, span

up to 300 m on each side, the total span of up to 550 m

The recommended range of investigated depths

5..70 m

The radiation mode

Tone, chirp (CHIRP)



Double transmitting and receiving antenna LPG, the angle of inclination from 30° to 60° in increments of 7.5° to the horizontal (manual setting of tilt angle 5 positions, independently for each side).


50° (vertical), 1.2° (horizontal)

Built-in sensors (optional)

Course, roll, pitch

an accuracy of 0.2° (roll, pitch)
accuracy of 1° (heading)

Built-in Li-ion batteries (optional)

Nominal voltage/capacity

25,2 V / 3,4 Ah



High-impact molded plastic black, cover antennas – polyurethane.


Hybrid cable (power + Ethernet)


Two d holes=8.5 mm

The installation location

on the rod cross-section mm 50x25

Penetration at work

up to 6 m



=25.2 In (built-in Li-ion batteries)
~110..220V/47-63Hz (when charging the built-in batteries)


2 W average in stop mode
350 watts max. pulse when scanning
of 2.2 W AVG when scanning in a tone
12 watts average during scanning in the LFM



Different tips to connect to (the type specified when ordering)


Ethernet plug RJ-45


In the air (fresh water)

1,55 kg (1.2 kg), monoblock without cable


Monobloc (without cable)

381x63x88 mm (LxWxH)


300x400x110 mm (LxWxH)

Working conditions

Operating temperature




The battery life

Up to 8 hours (depending on operation mode)



The HyScan program – a program for capturing and processing data used for SSS, part of the base package includes a recording program HyScan functioning in Windows. Download it in Download Center

Additional information: Documentation

The complex comes in various configurations. Recommendations on the choice of configuration are described in the specification.

Basic kit contains:

  1. A single hybrid cable (cable length specified when ordering);

  2. CPL002 splitter cable (cable length specified when ordering);

  3. Charger PWR010-3 (to charge built-in Li-ion batteries);

  4. Mounting kit KIT002 (for attaching a candy bar to the bar 50x25 mm);

  5. CD “the Complex sonar Hydra;

  6. FOR the basic set - recording program HyScan base (disk);

  7. The manual (on disk), quick start guide, passport;

  8. Plastic case.

NOTE. Cable lengths specified in the order. Possible cable lengths given in the specifications.

The minimum set of components for the functioning of the SSS:

  1. The computer installed with the basic set;

  2. Battery or power supply (if AC);

  3. Installation kit (fastening elements).

NOTE. The absence by angle sensors can cause significant errors in determining the coordinates when working at great depths.

Extension kit upon delivery of the complex:

  1. Computer;

  2. Batteries, chargers for batteries, power adapter;

  3. Power adaptor Notebook – power to the Notebook computer from the battery 12 or 24V;

  4. The navigation receiver;

  5. Mounting kits for mounting all-in-one different courts.

Extension kit, extra equipment and accessories contains more subsystems and accessories, which help the user to organize meals, monitoring of results, to adapt the complex to vessels of different type and displacement, etc., the User can purchase additional sub-systems and accessories yourself or include them in the package.

The length of the cables in the base kit:

  1. Ethernet cable - 1 m (possible increase up to 100m);

  2. Hybrid cable - 3.5 m (possible increase up to 30m);

  3. Charger cable - 0.9 m.