August 2015 - Marine Technology Reporter

MTR100: L-3 Communications Klein Associates, Inc.

Posted by Irina Tabakina

11 Klein Drive   
Salem, New Hampshire 03079   
T: 1-603-893-6131
E: [email protected]   
CEO/President: Frank Cobis   
No. of Employees: 50 

Founded by Marty Klein in 1968, in a small factory in Salem, New Hampshire, USA, Klein Associates became the first commercial manufacturer of side scan sonar in the world. Since then, L-3 Klein Associates has become the leading supplier of side scan sonar equipment, and waterside security and surveillance systems to navies, shipbuilders, secure installations, researchers, oil & gas explorers, and hydrographers all over the globe.
L-3 Klein is a leading sensor technology provider that manufactures and designs high-resolution side scan and multi-beam sonar equipment, and radar-based security and surveillance systems. The System 5900 Multi-Beam Side Scan Sonar represents Klein’s advanced multi-function sonar platform and includes high resolution multi-beam side scan sonar, swath bathymetry sonar, gap filler sonar, and integrated tow body sensor and subsystems.  The sonar employs advanced signal processing techniques and superior acoustic design to improve overall along track target resolution.
The UUV 3500 was developed as a  side scan sonar with the unprecedented benefit of an advanced bathymetry payload for the growing Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle (ROV) and UUV markets.
The L-3 Klein HydroChart 3500 is a lightweight, low-cost, wide-swath, professional shallow-water underwater survey mapping instrument that supports IHO SP-44 Special Order quality bathymetric survey data collection, co-registered with high-resolution side scan imagery for navigational charting, dredging and engineering support, habitat characterization and other shallow-water mapping applications. The Klein System 4900 is a versatile Side Scan Sonar that can be used for many different survey and recovery applications.  The high-fidelity, high-definition imaging abilities and the portability of the System 4900 make it an ideal tool for Search & Recovery (SAR) missions while its rugged construction, selectable frequencies and 300 m operational depth rating provide superb capabilities for the coastal survey and security communities. 

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