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The Triton Advantage!

Triton has been an industry leader in sonar data acquisition and processing for over 25 years. In addition to providing Isis® Sonar, our powerful data acquisition software with a long history of use in the industry, Triton has a new integrated processing solution for creating the highest quality results as well as providing tools for data validation and interpretation.

Presented in the sections below are software features which highlight the advantages of choosing Triton software for your survey needs.

- The top section is a list of industry applications and
   how Triton is the best solution for each.

- The next section examines the three primary
   sonar types - multibeam (MB), sidescan (SS),
   & subbottom (SBP); and presents advantages for
   using Triton software for each type.

- The bottom section identifies the advantages
   of Triton software for each survey phase from
   survey planning through data acquisition & monitoring,
   to data processing & interpretation.



INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS

SONAR TYPE

SURVEY PHASE



 

 

 

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Industry Applications

 

  • Hydrography

    Hydrography
    Planning and conducting multibeam and sidescan surveys and the processing of the data collected for the production of hydrographic charts is fully supported by the new Triton software. Innovative real-time quality control tools such as Tritonís Survey Monitor coupled with modern, state-of-art manual and automated processing tools such as CUBE and 3D area-based editing allow users of Triton software to easily create accurate hydrographic charts to IHO standards and NOAA specifications.

  • Mine Countermeasures

    Mine Hunting/Countermeasures
    Triton software has played a major role in mine countermeasures for major global navies since the early days of analog sidescan sonars and Q-Route operations. The basic techniques established by the pioneering ISIS® product coupled with the TargetPro targeting module have been improved upon through countless successful operations in a broad range of operating environments. Tritonís mine countermeasures capabilities now include such advanced capabilities as Computer Automated Detection (CAD), graphical display of historical target positions on new data, seabed segmentation/classification for environmental assessment, mosaic-based targeting, and bathymetric data fusion among others to provide a comprehensive toolset capable of meeting the challenges of modern mine hunting.

  • Subsea Developments

    Subsea Developments
    Civil engineering projects and offshore subsea construction can be well supported by the multi-sensor approach and data fusion capabilities in Triton software. Tritonís integrated environment makes it ideal for use in: geohazard clearance surveys for pipeline routes and rig/platform placement; geotechnical investigations for proposed underwater structures in ports, rivers, reservoirs, near-shore and in the deep sea; and for post-construction inspection surveys.

  • Exploration

    Natural Resource Exploration
    Locating natural resources in the offshore environment can be augmented by using Triton Perspective for data processing and interpretation. Whether searching for gas expulsions indicating seepage from an underground oil and gas field, monitoring tailings from an offshore diamond mining operation, or looking at seafloor geomorphology identifying trapped river basins where gold likely accumulated, Triton Perspective combines powerful processing with advanced interpretation tools for getting the most from your collected data.

  • Harbor Security

    Port/Harbor Security
    Detection of foreign and potentially dangerous objects on the seabed with in a port or harbor using existing hydrographic survey assets is made possible with the addition of Tritonís Perspective software. Historical survey data is managed in a large database such that newly collected multibeam and sidescan data can be quickly and easily compared with past survey of the same area. A suite of manual and semi-automated functions provide the tools necessary to detect changes on the seabed and to identify suspicious objects that pose a threat to port or harbor commercial operations.

  • Survey Companies

    Commercial Survey Company
    Between data acquisition, survey planning/monitoring, and processing/interpreation tools, Triton software provides an end-to-end solution for offshore geophysical surveying, interpretation and reporting. Survey monitoring tools and alarms ensure high quality data collection with automated processing tools to minimize user involvement. Whether performing geohazard risk assessments, geotechnical investigations, hydrographic surveys, or just providing seabed mapping services, Triton has the best solution to meet your surveying needs.

  • Research Institutes

    Academia/Research Institute
    Triton Perspective is the ideal software for scientific research with its ability to combine multiple data types together like a GIS package while preserving the co-registered link to the raw data for enhanced interpretation. Fast automated processing routines enable users to focus less on processing, and more on data analysis and interpretation to meet their research goals.

 



Hydrography

 

Triton Advantages - Hydrography


• real-time GPS quality monitoring during acquisition
• use MB-Monitor to assure data collected is within specified tolerances
• fast multi-core processing of large datasets
• statistical grid layers for validation of reported depth values
• IHO order compliance grid layer for determining bathy grid quality
• ability to set 'golden soundings' to preserve selected depth values
• 3D point cloud editor for cleaning and data interpretation
• save processed data to GeoTiff, XYZ, BAG, GSF and HTF file formats
• update/create ENCs or paper charts with SevenC's charting software

 



Mine Hunting

 

Triton Advantages - Mine Hunting/Countermeasures


• complete solution: planning, acquisition, processing, & interpretation
• customized acquisition software layout to maximize performance
• real-time and post mission analysis target collection and classification tools
• process multibeam, sidescan and SAS data in same software package
• historical target tool displays known targets in map and waterfall views
• CAD algorithm for automated target identification with user classification
• change detection tools for object identification in repeat surveys
• tools/filters for improving AUV survey data quality

 



Subsea Developments

 

Triton Advantages - Subsea Developments


• survey planning and real-time navigation QC
• colect multibeam, sidescan and subbottom data with Triton software
• real-time & post processing sidescan targeting tool for identifying hazards
• process multiple data types in one software package
• processing embedded in GIS framework
• multiple maps for simultaneous views of overapping layers
• annotation tool in map and waterfall views for delineating hazards
• cursor link between hazards seen in subbottom data and map view
• integration with Global Mapper for creating maps and smooth sheets

 



Exploration

 

Triton Advantages - Natural Resource Exploration


• process multiple data types in one software package
• processing embedded in GIS framework
• multiple maps for simultaneous views of overlapping layers
• annotation tools for marking potential sediment core locations
• display core sediments or downhole time series data on subbottom profiles
• correlate features between subbottom, sidescan and bathymetry
• access to raw data from GIS map view for enhanced interpretation

 



Harbor Security

 

Triton Advantages - Port/Harbor Security


• simple interface for use by personnel not trained in surveying
• process multibeam and sidescan in same software package
• fusion of data types with raw data viewers for enhanced interpretation
• change detection tools for object identification in repeat surveys
• CAD algorithm for automated target identification with user classification
• database option for managing large volumes of data from repeat surveys
• display ENC charts in Perspective as backdrop for data interpretation

 



Commercial Survey Company

 

Triton Advantages - Commercial Survey Company


• end-to-end solution for acquisition, processing, interpretation, & reporting
• save Isis configuration and layout for quick acquisition startup
• real-time and post mission pipe tracking tools
• user friendly wizard-based processing, quick learning time
• CUBE and statistical filters to reduce manual editing of bathymetry data
• process multiple data types in one software package
• data validation tools for bathymetry quality assurance
• produces the highest quality mosaics from sidescan data
• SeaClass module for habitat mapping, geotechnical investigations, etc.
• quickly load and review subbottom data to verify quality
• integration with Global Mapper for creating maps and smooth sheets

 



Research

 

Triton Advantages - Academia/Research Institutes


• user friendly, quick learning time
• fast multi-core processing of large datasets
• process multiple data types in one software package
• processing embedded in GIS framework
• multiple maps for simultaneous views of overapping layers
• access to raw data from GIS map view for enhanced interpretation
• change detection tools for monitoring changes in the seabed

 

 

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Sonar Type

 

Triton provides a complete software solution for offshore geophysical surveying with multibeam, sidescan, and subbottom sonars. Triton software for each survey type includes all of the tools needed for acquiring high quality data and producing survey products that meet or exceed industry standards.

 

 

Multibeam

 

Sidescan

 

Subbottom

 

Multibeam Surveying

 

Sidescan Surveying

 

Subbottom Surveying

 



Multibeam

 

Triton Advantages - Multibeam Surveying


• survey planning and real-time GPS quality monitoring
• save Isis configuration and layout for quick acquisition startup
• MB-Monitor for quality assurance within specified tolerances
• user-friendly wizard-based processing
• short learning time for new users
• fast multi-core processing of large datasets
• snip lines or constrain grid extents to polygons
• heading filter to remove line turns
• CUBE Processing with QC grid layers for data validation
• IHO Order determination for hydrographic compliance
• integrated change detection tools including A-B, multiple map
   views, blink comparator and bathy profile tool
• interactive linkage to the raw soundings in the swath editor
• 3D point cloud view of processed soundings for editing and
   data interpretation
• when available, co-registration with sidescan waterfall
   and mosaics, plus subbottom profile views
• output to ENC or paper chart using SevenCs software tools
• export options: GeoTiff, BAG, XYZ, KML, GSF, and HTF

 



Sidescan

 

Triton Advantages - Sidescan Surveying


• user-friendly wizard-based processing
• dB based imagery to preserve full data range
• snip lines or constrain mosaic extents to polygons
• heading filter to remove line turns
• auto-flip for a consistent shadow direction
• powerful bottom tracking tool for improved position accuracy
   of object and collected targets
• auto and manual TVG with very fine control
• move line tool for navigation drift in AUV surveys
• display overlapping mosaics in separate windows to
   determine object change or offset
• profile tool for quickly comparing dB values of overlapping mosaics
• embedded sediment classification tool
• integrated targeting tool with image enhancement,
   measurement and classification capabilities
• automated computer-aided detection (CAD) of objects
• interactive linkage with the raw waterfall data
• when available, co-registration with bathymetry
   swath and gridded data, plus subbottom profile views
• export options: GeoTiff, XYA and KML

 



Subbottom

 

Triton Advantages - Subbottom Surveying


• user-friendly acquisition software for high quality data
• interface to analog or digital subbottom systems
• drag-and-drop for quickly loading SEGY files into Perspective
• iterative navigation processing tool
• interactive settings panel for bottom tracking and applying
   data and display filters
• includes swell filter for removing heave artifact
• user-friendly reflector tracking tool
• borehole display on profiles with color map applied to
   unique sample types
• folded profile tool for reflector tracking across intersecting lines
• when available, co-registration with bathymetry swath
   and gridded data, plus sidescan waterfall and mosaics
• output reflectors and the thicknesses between digitized layers
   to CSV files, with an option to include original SEGY
   trace header information
• export profiles to processed SEGY file, vertical GeoTiff files
   or to SD format

 

 

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Survey Phase

 

Triton software is grouped into three packages based on the phase of the survey project. The 'Acquisition' package includes everything needed to collect high quality data in XTF or SEGY formats. Following data acquisition, the 'Processing' package includes all tools needed to process and interpret the collected data. The 'Support' package provides functionality both prior to the mission for survey planning, plus during acquisition for real-time monitoring.

 

 

Data Acquisition

 

Planning/Monitoring

 

Processing/Interpretation

 

Acquisition

 

Monitoring

 

Processing

 



Acquisition

 

Triton Advantages - Data Acquisition


ISIS MB-LOGGER/SS-LOGGER

• Isis has been in development since 1993
• save Isis configuration for quick acquisition startup
• customize window layout and save for different sonars
   or surveyor preferences
• for combined sonars, simultaneously collect MB+SS or
   SS+SBP data
• digitize lines or polygons in waterfall window
• real-time pipe tracking module for location spans and burial
• integrated target module for real-time target capture
   and classification
• output any data string being recorded using ASCII Reports
   for monitoring survey from network location
• status and control monitors for data quality assurance

 

SB-LOGGER

• user-friendly for fast setup time
• interface with analog sparker/boomer systems plus digital sonars
• quickly switch between saved configurations for quick
   acquisition startup
• easy to use filters for improving data display
• scroll bar in playback mode to quickly move through data
• automatic recording delay adjustments for changing topography
• record data to IEEE or IBM float formatted SEGY files

 



Monitoring

 

Triton Advantages - Mission Planning & Monitoring


• plan surveys and create line plans with TritonNav
• support for real-time tracking of multiple vessels
• helmsman display to assist with staying on line
• MB-Monitor for bathymetry quality assurance within
   specified tolerances
• user-defined GPS quality alarms
• ethernet broadcast of navigation for real-time
   monitoring anywhere on network
• real-time sidescan mosaic with MosaicPro
• real-time bathymetry grid using BathyPro
• includes bathymetry patch test module to identify
   equipment alignment offsets
• map display supports background GeoTiffs and ENC imagery
• real-time target link between sidescan waterfall and map display

 



Processing

 

Triton Advantages - Perspective Processing and Interpretation


• fast multi-core processing of large datasets
• process multiple data types in one software package
• processing embedded in GIS framework
• multiple maps for simultaneous views of overlapping layers
• data validation tools for bathymetry quality assurance
• change detection tools for object identification in repeat surveys
• produces the highest quality mosaics from sidescan data
• tools/filters for improving AUV survey data quality
• powerful bottom tracking tool for improved position accuracy
   of object and collected targets
• manual and automated target identification & classification
• historical target tool displays known targets in map
   and waterfall views
• embedded sediment classification tool
• quickly load and review subbottom data to verify quality
• borehole display on subbottom profiles with color map
   applied to unique sample types
• folded subbottom profile tool for reflector tracking
   across intersecting lines


 

 

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