The full range of the StarFish 450-Series can now be interfaced directly to HYPACK; this includes the original 450F system, (and hull-mounted 450H option) and now the higher frequency 452F system. The high-resolution StarFish 990F system, popular with Search and Rescue (SAR) operations and close inspection surveys, is also supported.
HydroSupport’s mosaicing software application, WinProfile Sharp also now supports the full range of StarFish systems, offering complete real-time processing. Designed for a Windows operating system, WinProfile has been developed by specialists in hydrographic survey.
Tritech’s low-cost, high-performance StarFish Seabed Imaging Systems offer professional systems from entry-level functioning to extended features, depending on the required usage. Coupled with such professional software interfaces, as offered within the HYPACK or WinProfile software packages, StarFish users are provided with a cost-effective survey solution for a variety of tasks, from wreck detection to port and harbour surveys.
Bernd Koop, Hydrosupport, comments:
“We have based the software development of WinProfile Sharp on professional, easy-to-use survey tools, incorporating procedures in logical sequences. The software therefore has great synergy with StarFish, as a true plug-and-play sidescan, survey data can now be processed real-time in a package developed by specialist hydrographers.”
StarFish systems offer three key features: advanced design, high-performance and simple operation. The signature three-fin hydro-dynamic design offer high-performance shallow water surveys through the application of Compressed High Intensity Radar Pulse (CHIRP) and digital-signal processing (DSP) techniques and are able to identify small, closely spaced targets at far greater distances than conventional style frequency monotonic systems. StarFish systems are also operated with ease, offering true plug-and-play technology, powered by user-friendly StarFish Scanline software. A Software Development Kit (SDK) is also available from the StarFish website to allow users ease of integration into their own software package.