SONAR

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== Adaptations ==
 
== Adaptations ==
There are various adaptations of SONAR technology that have been built to take advantage of its ability to provide accurate mapping of the ocean floor.  These include side scan SONAR which is an active SONAR that can be mounted on the bottom sides of vessels or onto towed arrays that allow for detailed mapping of the ocean surface.  Side scan SONAR is accurate enough to allow it to locate sunken ships on the bottom of the sea miles from the unit.   
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There are various adaptations of SONAR technology that have been built to take advantage of its ability to provide accurate mapping of the ocean floor.  These include side scan SONAR which is an active SONAR that can be mounted on the bottom sides of vessels or onto towed arrays that allow for detailed mapping of the ocean floor.  Side scan SONAR is accurate enough to allow it to locate sunken ships on the bottom of the sea miles from the unit.   
  
 
There are also specially designed SONAR buoys that can be dropped from both ships and aircraft that can allow for remote use of active SONAR while the deploying vessel can remain mostly undetected(as the buoy's active pulses will cause echoes off everything friend or foe) while still benefiting from the higher accuracy of an active SONAR lock.  These are only useful in small numbers as too many SONAR buoys can saturate and area of noise rendering all SONAR systems useless.
 
There are also specially designed SONAR buoys that can be dropped from both ships and aircraft that can allow for remote use of active SONAR while the deploying vessel can remain mostly undetected(as the buoy's active pulses will cause echoes off everything friend or foe) while still benefiting from the higher accuracy of an active SONAR lock.  These are only useful in small numbers as too many SONAR buoys can saturate and area of noise rendering all SONAR systems useless.

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