The BATHYCASE – 200JS is a highly-transportable hydrographic survey system with SDI’s MRU 333 motion reference unit is designed specifically for installation in autonomous vehicles or Jet Skis or other in small manned vehicles in applications where operation in very shallow water is required.
BATHYCASE JS is a simple-to-operate, full survey- grade depth sounder that digitizes the echo to 16-bit resolution and stores the full digital record and provides playback with high resolution and detail. 65,536 shades of gray are digitized and depth resolution is maintained regardless of the depth range. Positions, events, and operator annotations are exchanged between HYPACK and SDIDEPTH programs. DEPTHPIC and SDIDEPTH software provides convenient full echo replay and post-processing of hydrographic data. Navigation data and all other collection parameters are saved with all depth soundings. This “JS” designation of the BathyCase includes features that make this system ideal for jet ski operation. This includes a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse interface and SDI’s proprietary “Shallow Depth” mode for bottom tracking in very shallow water applications. Post-processing can be performed in HYPACH or with DEPTHPIC. Depthpic provides XYZ data in ASCII text format compatible with HYPACK, SURFER, AutoCAD, and GIS programs for contouring and TIN mapping.
BATHYCASE operates from 12vdc, and with navigation software, the MRU 333, internal or external GPS, external splash-proof display, Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, a battery and a jet ski, you are ready to survey. SDI’s hardened computers include internal shock-mounted electronics contained in a splash proof, non-corrosive, impact-resistant case with stainless steel hardware. This computer is truly field-ready and with the MRU -333 can handle the fast turns and rapid motion of a Jet Ski.