Kongsberg Mesotech (Port Coquitlam, B.C., Canada) announced the release of their new DDS 9000™ Series Diver Detection Sonar. Two new models, the DDS 9000 and DDS 9001 operate at 90 kHz frequency, the optimum frequency for diver detection. Initially Kongsberg is offering these two models with 200 degrees and 360 degrees of horizontal coverage, respectively. Various options expand the range to more than sixteen different configurations.
Two levels of operator interfaces are offered with the DDS 9000 series, a basic sonar processor and a sophisticated target tracking processor that can be expanded to serve up to 10 systems using Ethernet connections.
A number of different configurations of the DDS 9000 200 degree sonar meet the US Department of Homeland Security’s requirement for a price of less than $100,000 per 1,000 feet of protected shoreline. These configurations provide over 3,300 feet of shoreline coverage. 360 degree configurations are also available. A range of options enables these systems to be readily deployed in shipborne, pier side and sea bottom mounted configurations.