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Model 260 Series

Model 260 Series

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The 260 SERIES sidescan is a robust all moulded construction, operating at 500 kHz the sidescan has a very wide bandwidth. With a narrow beam in the along-track axis and wide beam in the across track axis suitable for most sea-floor mapping and other high directivity applications. 

The company’s extensive transducer expertise has created products that are of high performance and substantially lower cost. 

A deep-water version, capable of operating down to 2000 metres is available to special order. 

The 260 SERIES is available with or without acoustic calibration which is traceable to National Standards.

Technical Specification

Resonant Frequency (Nominal)
  • 500 kHz
Beam Pattern Horizontal
  • 0.4°
Beam Pattern Vertical
  • 50°
  • 100 kHz
Transmit Sensitivity
  • 173 dB re 1μPa/V @ 1m
Receive Sensitivity
  • -204 dB re 1V/μPa
Transmit Voltage / Duty Cycle (Max)
  • 300 Vrms @ 10%

Mechanical Specification

Weight Air/Water (including 10m cable)
  • 3.5 kg / 1.3 kg
  • SubConn MCIL3M with MCDLS-M Locking Sleeve
Operating Temperature
  • -5 to +40 °C
Extension cable/connector (Optional)
  • Ø9mm Polyurethane, Screened Twisted Pair with SubConn MCIL3F with MCDLS-F Locking Sleeve
Storage Temperature
  • -40 to +80 °C
Cable Type
  • Ø8mm Chloroprene Rubber
  • (Optional Ø9mm Polyurethane, Screened Twisted Pair)
Operating Depth
  • 600m Standard
  • (Optional 2000m – both may require an export license)
Cable Length
  • 0.2m standard
  • (Additional lengths supplied to order)

Our Company

Formed in 1990, Neptune Sonar is now the leading company in underwater transducer technology, offering one of the world's largest and most comprehensive range of undersea defence and commercial transducers.

Based in the UK, our research and manufacturing operation is located on a 25-acre site in East Yorkshire. With a 60,000 square metre trials lake and a floating calibration laboratory, the site provides an extensive range of facilities supporting every aspect of acoustic transducer development from modelling and design to final product acceptance.

We also provide PZT components from our Zeus Piezoceramics facility in Hessle, East Yorkshire.

Neptune Sonar Limited
Kelk Lake
East Yorkshire
YO25 8HG

T: 01262 490234
E: sales@neptune-sonar.co.uk
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We design, manufacture and test acoustic sensors and electronics for...

  • Naval Defense
  • Maritime Security
  • Offshore Oil & Gas
  • Hydrographic Survey Industry
  • Oceanographic Science
  • Environmental Sectors
  • Aquaculture