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Number: 367/88
Name: Communications, electrical: acoustic wave systems and devices > Echo systems > Side scanning or contour mapping sonar systems
Description: Subject matter in which the paths of acoustic waves to and/or from the transmitter-receiver are directed laterally and downwardly into a body of water from a moving vessel on the body of water or in which a topos:graphical record of the bottom of the body of water is produced from acoustic waves received at the moving vessel.

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
7242638 Method and system for synthetic aperture sonar Jul. 10, 2007
7239263 Platform shake compensation method in synthetic aperture processing system Jul. 3, 2007
7236426 Integrated mapping and audio systems Jun. 26, 2007
7221621 System and method for identification and quantification of sonar targets in a liquid medium May. 22, 2007
7215598 Imaging sonar and detection system using such a sonar May. 8, 2007
7177233 Synthetic sonar antenna Feb. 13, 2007
7149147 System and method for sound detection and image using a rotocraft acoustic signature Dec. 12, 2006
7133326 Method and system for synthetic aperture sonar Nov. 7, 2006
7123546 Processing technique for forward looking sonar Oct. 17, 2006
7072244 Underwater exterior ship hull imaging system employing a remote microprocessor controlled acoustic transducer array Jul. 4, 2006
7054228 Sound source location and quantification using arrays of vector probes May. 30, 2006
7046582 Method and system for synthetic aperture sonar May. 16, 2006
7035166 3-D forward looking sonar with fixed frame of reference for navigation Apr. 25, 2006
6985406 Inteferometric synthetic sonar antenna Jan. 10, 2006
6912176 Active element array apparatus for displaced phase center systems Jun. 28, 2005
6873570 High resolution bathymetric sonar system and measuring method for measuring the physiognomy of the seabed Mar. 29, 2005
6870793 Automatically tracking scanning sonar Mar. 22, 2005
6868041 Compensation of sonar image data primarily for seabed classification Mar. 15, 2005
6862252 Method and apparatus for acoustic detection of buried objects Mar. 1, 2005
6829197 Acoustical imaging interferometer for detection of buried underwater objects Dec. 7, 2004
6801474 Resampling sonar echo time series primarily for seabed sediment classification Oct. 5, 2004
6778468 Automatically tracking scanning sonar Aug. 17, 2004
6778467 Underwater sounding apparatus Aug. 17, 2004
6738311 Seabed sonar matrix system May. 18, 2004
6714481 System and method for active sonar signal detection and classification Mar. 30, 2004
6704246 Sound-ranging system with submarine buoy Mar. 9, 2004
6700833 Acoustical imaging interferometer for detection of buried underwater objects Mar. 2, 2004
6594200 Synthetic aperture sonar and synthetic aperture processing method Jul. 15, 2003
6549853 Method for determining seafloor roughness using multibeam echosounder Apr. 15, 2003
6466891 System for providing an estimate of the location of an undersea object Oct. 15, 2002
6449215 Three-dimensional imaging system for sonar system Sep. 10, 2002
6438071 Method for producing a 3D image Aug. 20, 2002
6377515 Synchronized sonar Apr. 23, 2002
6310830 Environmentally adaptive sonar system Oct. 30, 2001
6304513 Method for correcting effects of an antenna interfering movements in a sonar with synthetic antenna Oct. 16, 2001
6232913 Method and system for measuring radar reflectivity and doppler shift by means of a pulse radar May. 15, 2001
6215730 Side scan sonar with synthetic antenna Apr. 10, 2001
6185505 Broad ocean bathymetric fix Feb. 6, 2001
6160756 Seabed sonar matrix system Dec. 12, 2000
6130641 Imaging methods and apparatus using model-based array signal processing Oct. 10, 2000
6088295 Feature imaging and adaptive focusing for synthetic aperture processor Jul. 11, 2000
6055212 Ultrasonic imaging system and associated method Apr. 25, 2000
6037892 Method for automatic focusing of radar or sonar imaging systems using high-order measurements Mar. 14, 2000
6002639 Sensor configuration for nulling reverberations to image behind reflective layers Dec. 14, 1999
6002644 Imaging system and associated method for surveying underwater objects Dec. 14, 1999
5946272 Image conversion for a scanning toroidal volume search sonar Aug. 31, 1999
5930199 Imaging system and associated method for surveying underwater objects Jul. 27, 1999
5886950 Auto focusing process for synthetic antenna sonars Mar. 23, 1999
5812494 Wide-angle, forward-looking bathymetric mapping Sep. 22, 1998
5805528 Underwater detection system Sep. 8, 1998

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