Pros and Cons of SONAR Technology

Underwater ventures by human beings are not new. The first underwater vessel was invented back in the 17th century. Although they were fascinating, there always lacked a precise way of communicating with other underwater vessels. Enter SONAR technology.  SONAR, which stands for Sound Navigation And Ranging, isn’t quite a new technology, either. The first underwater …

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Marine Radar Buying Guide

Years ago, marine radars were only mounted on large boats operated by seasoned sailors. They used to be bulky and not always compatible with the average systems used on boats. These days, even amateur sailors on smaller boats with relatively basic systems can easily avail of lighter, system friendly versions of marine radars to help …

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Can Lidar Penetrate Water?

Yes, lidar can penetrate water but can be quite a challenge. Mainly due to various limitations such as refraction and light absorption. Greenlight (infrared wavelength of 532nm) from Lidar sensors can penetrate water the best and farthest due to its wavelength. It can penetrate ocean water of up to hundreds of meters (up to 300m).  …

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