T&A has developed a frame with integrated magnetometer probes for conducting seabed surveys, which can be attached to the front of a vessel and with which the water bottom can be examined over a width of 6 meters.
For better navigability, the frame can be tilted out of the water while navigating to and from the measurement location. At the measurement location, the frame is tilted into the water and the side panels are unfolded. The frame can be adjusted to the correct depth as for the quality of the measurement data it is important that the frame is located as close as possible above the water bottom.
Large and heavy objects are often found on the seabed. To prevent the frame from breaking if such an object is hit while navigating, the frame is equipped with a safety mechanism that ensures automatic tilting.