KATFISH is a high speed, actively stabilized Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS) towfish that operates at speeds up to 10 knots.
The high-speed capability, and constant resolution of KATFISH greatly increases Area Coverage Rates (ACR) by providing more useable data for MCM missions than traditional Side Scan Sonars.
KATFISH provides real time high-resolution ACR of up to 4 km2/hr with 3.3 cm x 3.0 cm constant resolution across ranges up to 200 m per side with simultaneous 3D bathymetry (1.9 cm x 2.1 cm constant resolution available with post-processing).
KATFISH incorporates Kraken’s latest generation Real-Time SAS processor. RTSAS enables real-time processing of SAS imagery and bathymetry. On-board Automatic Target Detection survey data and contacts can be viewed directly on the ship as it is collected, or remotely from a mothership or shore-based command station.
KATFISH can be operated unmanned up to sea state 5 in combination with the SeaScout® system, which offers an autonomous launch and recovery system (ALARS), and intelligent Tentacle Winch.
From the very beginning, the engineers at Kraken set out to design a towfish with unparalleled resolution and coverage rates to challenge the industry to rethink how hydrographic, pipeline, and mine countermeasure surveys should be conducted. Providing SAS capability and performance at an affordable cost has truly elevated KATFISH into a league of its own.