Kongsberg MS1000

Kongsberg Mesotech is the recognized world leader in mechanically scanned sonar systems. The MS 1000 scanning sonar processor confirms Kongsberg Mesotech’s reputation as the supplier of the highest quality, highest resolution and quality products in the market.



Kongsberg MS1000 scanning sonar is the unique multipurpose system designed for bottom survey at 6000 msw, wave cutter and pier inspection, location of subsea objects and their inspection.



MS 1000 is a Windows XP-based application that converts any standard PC into a full-function sonar processor without the need for additional hardware. GUI allows to control the complete digital line of Kongsberg Mesotech’s scanning sonar and additional transponders. Fertoing utilizes MS1000 for TDP monitoring during subsea pipeline installations all over the Russian Federation.

Technical Specifications

Frequency range 330 kHz / 675 kHz
Sector width 0.9° х 15°
Sector range 0.5 – 300 m
Object resolution > 30 mm
Sector center 360°
Scanning speed 11 sec/360° in 1.8° steps
36 sec /360° in 1.8° steps
Transmission power adjustable; 50-500 W

Depth  ratings
600 m, 3000 m, 6000 m

Dimensions
D= 89 mm; L =505 mm;
sonar head width  – 273 mm
Weight in air – 7.2 kg; submerged – 3.6 kg


Fertoing is in possession of 3 Kongsberg MS1000 sets located in Arkhangelsk, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk  and Sabetta.