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Marine StrataBox Sub-bottom Profiler

SyQuest StrataBox Sub-bottom Profiler

Item # 110000

The StrataBox is a portable high- resolution marine sediment imaging instrument capable of delivering 6 cm of marine sediment strata resolution with bottom penetration of up to 40 meters. It is designed exclusively for inshore and coastal geophysical marine survey up to 150 meters of water depth.

The sensor is extremely compact, interfaces directly to a standard laptop PC and comes complete with a light- weight and efficient acoustic transducer and PC software. Extreme ease of use, portability, and cost efficiency make this device a perfect choice for shallow water marine geophysical applications.

High-resolution sub-bottom systems have been used to detect and measure the thickness of dredged material deposits, detect hard substrate that has been covered by sedimentation, identify buried objects (such as cables and pipelines), and define the basement (or bedrock) layer for potential confined aquatic disposal sites for dredged material. Data with position information can be displayed in various 2D and 3D formats such as SonarWiz+SBP, Hypack Max or SBLogger Data may also be saved in SEG-Y format for post-processing by most seismic software packages.




 Feet or Meters   

Depth Ranges:

0-15, 0-30, 0-60, 0-120, 0-240, 0-450 Feet. 
0- 5, 0-10, 0-20, 0- 40, 0- 80, 0-150 Meters. 
Millisecond range-scale available in either Feet or Meters. 
Auto-ranging Modes in all units.

Shift Range:

0-450 feet in 1 foot increments , 
0-150 meters in 1 meter increments

Zoom Range:

15, 30, 60, 120, 240 feet   
5, 10, 20, 40, 80 meters

Zoom Modes:

Bottom Zoom, Bottom Lock, Marker Zoom, GUI Zoom (Playback Only)


Normal Data, Zoom Data, Navigation, Depth, Command/Status 
Color Control for Data: 4 selections or Custom (User Input), Data Invert possible.

Strata Resolution:

6 cm with up to 40 Meters bottom penetration.

Depth Resolution:

0.1 foot, 0.1 meters.

Depth Accuracy:


Speed of Sound:

1500 Meters/Second or 4800 Feet/Second.

Geographic Position 

Selectable Baud Rate, RS-232. COM2

Data Input:

ODEC Stratabox Interface, 57.6Kbaud, RS-422. COM1

Printer Output:

Centronics (Parallel Port) interface to TDU Series Thermal Printers.

Shallow Water Operation:

< 2.5 meters; bottom type dependant

Transmit Rate:

Up to 10 Hz, depth and operator mode dependent.

Event Marks:

Manual or Periodic (selectable in 1 minute intervals)

Data File Output:

Saves Depth, Navigation, and Graphic Data in ODC format (Proprietary). 
Normal Data and Zoom Data stored is Pixel Data and can be played back and printed.

Data File Playback:

Files played back and printed at Normal or Rapid Advance Speed, with Pause and GUI Zoom available.

Frequency Output:

10 Khz.

Transmit Output Power:

300 Watts (Pulsed), 1000 Watts capable.

Input Power:

10-30 Volts DC, Nominal Power 8 watts, 
Reverse Polarity and Over Voltage Protected.


25.4 cm (10") Length, 22.86 cm (9.0") Width, and 6.25 cm ( 2.5") Height. (see below)


0.9 kg (2.0 lbs).


-25(C to +60(C Operating Temperature (-55(C to +90(C Storage) 
Water Resistant to EN60529 IP65
EMC meets EN60945 Emissions ;  CE Compliant



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