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                        organisationName:  Simrad - Kongsberg Maritime AS
                        contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                            phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                                voice:  +47 3303 4000 (Norway)
                                facsimile:  +47 3304 2987 (Norway)
                            address:  (CI_Address)
                                deliveryPoint:  P.O. Box 111
                                deliveryPoint:  Strandpromenaden 50
                                city:  Horten
                                postalCode:  3191
                                country:  Norway
                                electronicMailAddress:  contact@simrad.com
                            onlineResource:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                                linkage: http://www.simrad.com/www/01/nokbg0240.nsf/AllWeb/A25148D8E9F00D0DC12570DE0050A7CB?OpenDocument
                                name:  Simrad EK60 Scientific echo sounder
                                description:  Information on the Simrad EK60 including file format documentation.
                                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
                        role:  (CI_RoleCode) resourceProvider
                identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                    code:  Simrad EK60
                type:  singlebeam
                description:  The Simrad EK60 Scientific Sounder system is a new generation fishery researchtool, based on experience from the EK500. The new electronic hardware is combined with up to date PC processing and Windows operation. The EK60 provides facilities for accurate echo sounding, data storage, data analysis and reporting results. The system communication is through Ethernet, which gives flexibility in the location of the EK60 system units and allows easy access to data from other instruments or stations on a vessel network. A post processing software, BI60, is also included in the EK60 system.
            instrument:  (MI_Instrument)
                citation:  (CI_Citation)
                    title:  Knudsen CHIRP 3260
                    date: (unknown)
                    identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                        code:  CHIRP 3260
                    citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                        organisationName:  Knudsen Engineering Limited
                        contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                            phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                                voice:  315-393-8861 (USA)
                                voice:  613-267-1165 (Canada)
                                facsimile:  613-267-7085 (Canada)
                            address:  (CI_Address)
                                deliveryPoint:  10 Industrial Road
                                city:  Perth, Ontario
                                postalCode:  K7H3P2
                                country:  Canada
                                electronicMailAddress:  info@knudsenengineering.com
                            onlineResource:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                                linkage: http://knudseneng.com/products/chirp_3260
                                name:  Chirp 3260 Echosounder
                                description:  Chirp 3260 Echosounder information
                                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
                        role:  (CI_RoleCode) resourceProvider
                identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                    code:  Knudsen CHIRP 3260
                type:  Echosounder
                description:  The Chirp 3260 is designed for full ocean depth work where high transmit output power is a requirement. The Chirp 3260's 5U rackmount case can be fitted with up to six 2kW transmitter modules to output up to 12kW of total system power. The most common arrangement used by the research community worldwide is one 3.5 kHz channel configured for 10KW paired together with a 2KW, 12 kHz channel.
            instrument:  (MI_Instrument)
                citation:  (CI_Citation)
                    title:  Kongsberg EM302 Multibeam Echosounder
                    date: (unknown)
                    identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                        code:  EM302
                    citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                        organisationName:  Kongsberg Maritime
                        contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                            phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                                voice:  +47 214 98 364
                                facsimile:  +47 322 85 014
                            address:  (CI_Address)
                                deliveryPoint:  P.O. Box 483
                                deliveryPoint:  NO-3601
                                city:  Kongsberg
                                country:  Norway
                                electronicMailAddress:  km.support@kongsberg.com
                            onlineResource:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                                linkage: http://www.km.kongsberg.com/ks/web/nokbg0240.nsf/AllWeb/871B055B3DE0DAC3C125715E002B5C68?OpenDocument
                                name:  Kongsberg EM302 Multibeam Echosounder
                                description:  Kongsberg EM302 Multibeam Echosounder information
                                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
                        role:  (CI_RoleCode) resourceProvider
                identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                    code:  Kongsberg EM302
                type:  Multibeam Echosounder
                description:  The state of the art 30 kHz EM 302 deep water multibeam sonar is manufactured by Kongsberg, Inc of Norway. The EM 302 transducers are modular linear arrays in a Mills cross configuration with separate units for transmit and receive. This sonar offers significantly larger swath width, increased data density and resolution. Beam focusing is applied both during reception and transmission. The system has up to 288 beams / 432 soundings per swath with pointing angles automatically adjusted according to achievable coverage or operator defined limits. In multi-ping mode, 2 swaths are generated per ping cycle, with up to 864 soundings. With multi-ping the transmit fan is duplicated and transmitted with a small difference in along track tilt. The applied tilt takes into account depth, coverage and vessel speed to give a constant sounding separation along track. The beam spacing can be adjusted as equi-distant or equi-angular. EM 302 uses both CW pulses and FM sweep pulses with pulse compression on reception, in order to increase the maximum useful swath width. The transmit fan is split in several individual sectors with independent active steering according to accomplish compensation for the vessel movements: yaw, pitch and roll. The high density, high resolution, large coverage and water column capability makes EM 302 an ideal system to explore the sea bed and the water column for detection and characterization of a broad spectrum of features.