How Does Side Scan Sonar Work?

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Side scan sonars convey a narrow fan-shaped acoustic pulse (ping) at the right angles of its direction of travel. As the acoustic pulse moves outward from the side scan sonar, the oceanic and other objects echo some of the sound energy back in the path of the sonar (known as backscatter).
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