August 2016 - Marine Technology Reporter

MTR100: Klein Marine Systems, Inc.

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Founded by Marty Klein in 1968, in a small factory in Salem, N.H., Klein Associates became the world’s first commercial manufacturer of side scan sonar, and since then has gone on to become a leading supplier of side scan sonar equipment, as well as waterside security and surveillance systems to navies, shipbuilders, secure installations, researchers, oil and gas explorers and hydrographers. Klein designs and manufactures high-resolution side scan and multi-beam sonar equipment, and radar-based security and surveillance systems at its 56,000 sq. ft. facility 30 miles from Boston. The System 5900 Multi-Beam Side Scan Sonar represents Klein’s advanced multifunction 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 benefit of an advanced bathymetry payload for the AUV, ROV and UUV markets. The Klein Marine Systems 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 4900 is a versatile SSS with high-fidelity, high-definition imaging abilities and portability, making it a tool suitable for SAR missions, while its rugged construction, selectable frequencies and 300 m operational depth rating provide superb capabilities for the coastal survey and security communities.

11 Klein Drive, Salem, NH 03079
Phone: (603) 893-6131
CEO/President: Guy Malden
Number of Employees: 45
Vice President: Frank Cobis
(As published in the July/August 2016 MTR100 edition of Marine Technology Reporter)

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