The next generation black box hydrographic survey single beam echo sounder.
CEEPULSE™ is an entry-level echo sounder with a difference. Using survey-quality components throughout, and programmed with the latest CEE HydroSystems advanced bottom tracking algorithm, its consistent and accurate results inspire confidence.
Incorporating many of the features available on larger echo sounders, the CEEPULSE™ is CEE HydroSystems’ entry-level black box 200 kHz echo sounder designed for shallow water surveying. With soundings collected at up to 10 Hz using a standard or narrow beam survey grade transducer, bathymetry results are developed with a high degree of confidence.
The CEEPULSE™ offers trouble-free sounding data in shallow water, even as little as 30cm (12″). While some inexpensive single beam echo sounders claim to be able to provide bottom tracking in very shallow water, the CEEPULSE™ actually delivers. Watch the echo sounder trace at a 10Hz ping rate on CEE HydroSystems’ CEEPULSE CONNECT setup utility, with simultaneous GoPro footage from behind the transducer.
|10Hz ping rate for high quality surveys||Powerful bottom tracking algorithm||200 kHz standard or narrow beam|
|Indestructible construction||Bluetooth data telemetry||Waterproof sealed enclosure||Manual control of echo sounder settings|
|Learn about the importance of a high echo sounder ping rate and why the 10 Hz ping rate of the CEEPULSE™ improves data quality compared to slower operating units or smart transducers HERE|
|Learn about the basic equipment-related concepts of single beam hydrographic surveying, and what common processes are used to collect shallow water bathymetry HERE|
|Read more useful technical articles in the Knowledge Base HERE|
The CEEPULSE™ may be interfaced with a hand-held data collector such as the Trimble TSC2 or TSC3 typically used for land surveying with a GNSS receiver. For small-scale hydrographic surveys the depth output of the CEEPULSE™ may be recorded by the data collector using software such as Trimble Access or Carlson. The depth value from the CEEPULSE™ at the time of each GNSS point shot is subtracted from the antenna elevation to give a bottom elevation and position. The CEEPULSE™ is simply paired and connected to a Bluetooth port of the data collector and configured as a “Depth Sounder”, offering a straightforward and precise way to collect soundings without using any external PC or hydrographic software.
This step-by-step guide HERE shows you how to acquire CEEPULSE™ data using a Trimble TSC3 data collector. The depth output from the echo sounder may be easily incorporated into GNSS shots as a peripheral measurement and real time fully corrected bottom elevation may be recorded in the Trimble data file.
|Dimensions||30.0 x 25.0 x 13.8 cm (L x W x D)
11.81" x 9.84" x 5.43"
|Display||420 x 272 touch screen colour LCD|
|Weight||3.52 kg (7.7 lbs)|
|Connectors||LEMO 1K & 2K Series, Industrial RJ45|
|Operating temperature||0°C – 50°C (32°F – 122°F)|
|Humidity||95% non condensing|
|Ingress protection rating||IP67|
|Power consumption||6.8 watts|
|Internal battery||Rechargeable high capacity NiMH battery 10Ah|
|Power supply||Nominal 12.0 VDC @ 2A (9-24 VDC range)|
|Bluetooth internal antenna||0 - 50 m range|
|Internal memory||16 GB (32 GB optional)|
|External memory||16 GB (32 GB optional)|
|Mode||Auto shallow, auto or manual|
|Frequency||High band: 190 kHz – 210 kHz
Low band: 30 kHz – 36 kHz (optional)
|Output power||High: 200 kHz – 172 W RMS max
Low: 33 kHz – 172 W RMS max (optional)
|Accuracy||0.01 m +/- 0.1% of depth @ 200 kHz
0.10 m +/- 0.1% of depth @ 33 kHz (optional)
|Depth range - 100 series||0.15 – 200 m @ 200 kHz|
|Depth range - 200 series||0.15 – 200 m @ 200 kHz
0.75 – 200 m @ 33 kHz (optional)
|Sound velocity||1350 – 1750 m/s
Resolution 1 m/s
|Transducer draft setting||0 – 10 m (1 cm increments)|
|Index offset||0 – 10 m|
|Blanking||7 – 500 cm|
|Ping rate||1-20 Hertz|
|Pulse length||200 kHz 1-30 cycles
33 kHz 1-20 cycles (optional)
|TVG||None, LOG 10, LOG 20|
|Manual gain||30 – 100%|
|Detection threshold||10 – 50%|
|External Data Interfaces|
|GNSS input||NMEA 0183|
|Heave input||TSS 1|
|Parameters||General Surveys||Engineering Surveys|
|Beam Width @-3dB:||9 deg||3 deg|
|RMS Power||500 W||3 kW|
|Cable Length||9 m (30 ft)||10 m (33 ft)|
|Weight||1.3 kg (3 lbs)||5.5 kg (11.6 lbs)|
|Housing Material||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel|
– How tough is the CEEPULSE™?
With a thick shell and components exceptionally well secured, the CEEPULSE™ is hard to damage.
– What is the maximum depth achievable?
100m with 200 kHz transducer.
– How do I connect the CEEPULSE™?
The transducer and power / data connections are the same as all other CEE HydroSystems echo sounders. The Y power / data cable terminates in a standard serial DB9 connector and a pigtail power cable.
– How is it powered?
Use any 12-24V DV supply.
– What is the data output?
The CEEPULSE™ can output common formats data such as DESO25, Odom SBT, NMEA0183.
– How is the echo sounder operated?
Power up and the sounder immediately starts pinging, with a power and data LED flashing once per ping.
– Do I need an acquisition PC?
Yes. The CEEPULSE™ does not log data.
– Is there a Bluetooth data output?
Yes. Input and output. The CEEPULSE™ can output Bluetooth data to a PC, tablet, or field data collector. To change the CEEPULSE™ settings, simply establish a Bluetooth connection and open the CEEPULSE CONNECT software portal.
– Can I change the echo sounder sonar settings if needed?
Yes. Using the CEEPULSE CONNECT software portal and RS232 cable or Bluetooth connection. Maximum depth, blanking distance, gain, pulse width, and detection threshold may be manually adjusted.
– Can I enter sound velocity (SV)?
Yes. This is entered using the software portal.
– Can I use my existing transducer?
Maybe. We can supply patch cables for some connector types.
– Can the CEEPULSE™ take in GPS?
No. The CEEPULSE™ is a standalone echo sounder.