Gemini NBI – Narrow Beam Imaging
The Gemini NBI offers a narrow vertical beam and 130° swath.
The Gemini NBI produces an acoustic image, cutting through the water with a narrow acoustic beam and at the high refresh rate users can expect from the Gemini range of multibeam sonars.
Based on the proven design of the Gemini 720i, the Gemini NBI uses a 1° vertical beam instead of the 20° vertical beam found on the 720i. This reduced beam width allows the user to more precisely identify the position of the acoustic targets than is possible with a wide beam imaging sonar which is commonly used for obstacle avoidance operations.
Operating at 620kHz the Gemini NBI is able to produce images with 10mm range resolution while the 0.5° horizontal angular resolution results in an extremely sharp sonar image. Where monitoring your position relative to a known target is the objective and not general obstacle avoidance, then the Gemini NBI can help guide you safely to the desired target.
The multibeam transducer design used for the Gemini NBI results in a 130° sector scan width and advanced technology allows update rates as high as 30 scans per second. With wide angle imaging and a high refresh rate the user is able to quickly and effectively manoeuvre to a target in poor visibility conditions.
Depth rated to 4000m and manufactured from titanium the Gemini NBI has been designed to work in the harshest of environments such as those typically found in subsea mining and excavation.