There are many factors which have a marked impact on the effectiveness of underwater operations using sonar.
Amongst these will be the:
- The type of the sonar used
- Frequency used and energy output pattern
- Calibration and operational efficiency of the sonar
- Environmental conditions
- Operator effectiveness
Notes on how these factors impact on the performance of the sonar and SonarBell® can be found in the pages below. The importance of the last of these, operator effectiveness, should never be under estimated. Familiarity with the underwater environment and the sonar being used will be a major contributing factor towards the successful implementation of a SonarBell® solution.