Super SeaKing - Mechanical Scanning Sonar (Work-Class ROV)

Super SeaKing


  • Targets easily identified making it ideal for ROV navigation and obstacle avoidance
  • Composite material technology used in new sonar transducer design for greater range capability from sonar, greatly improved resolution and sidelobe suppression
  • Modular transducer construction - elements replaceable


  • Digital CHIRP system
  • New longer lasting slip ring assembly
  • Option of RS232 communications for single sonar applications
  • Forward looking sonar, 360° sonar and sector scan sonar modes


  • ROV/ AUV obstacle avoidance sonar
  • ROV/ AUV target recognition sonar
  • ROV/ AUV forward looking sonar
  • ROV/ AUV sector scan sonar
  • Military mine counter-measure (MCM) sonar

Product Datasheet

Tritech’s Super SeaKing sonar is the ultimate mechanical scanning sonar. Utilising Digital Sonar Technology (DST) composite transducer and Compressed High Intensity Radar Pulse (CHIRP) technology, the Tritech Super SeaKing DST offers exceptional clarity and resolution as a dual frequency mechanical scanning sonar.

The SeaKing sonar is of modular transducer design and a longer-life slip ring assembly to the sonar to minimises the consequences of operational damage and improves on the SeaKing sonar’s reliability.

The Super SeaKing Sonar is the industry-standard obstacle avoidance sonar for larger ROVs and is so popular it can be found fitted to work-class ROV fleets around the world.

The Super SeaKing DST Sonar hosts two mechanically scanned imaging sonars in a single subsea pressure housing: a 325 kHz CHIRP sonar with a true operational range of up to 300 metres for long range target recognition and a 650 kHz CHIRP sonar for ultra-high definition images, other frequency options are available on request.

Tritech’s SeaKing range of mechanical imaging sonars comprises the SeaKing Hammerhead, Super SeaKing, Super SeaPrince and Micron sonars. All products in the SeaKing family (or third-party products within the ARCNET communications link), can be run simultaneously, using the same processor and display; such as Tritech’s Surface Control Unit (SCU) or a customer supplied PC or laptop.

Tritech Knowledge Base – Learn more about:

Imaging/ ROV Obstacle Avoidance Sonars

What are CHIRP Sonars?