The development of the multibeam echosounder: An historical account

  title={The development of the multibeam echosounder: An historical account},
  author={St{\aa}le Vilming},
  journal={Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  • Ståle Vilming
  • Published 6 May 1998
  • Physics
  • Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
The first paper on narrow‐beam echosounding was published in 1960. Since then, the advantages of the principle of multibeam swath bathymetry for seabed mapping has been recognized by many institutions working in the field of area mapping underwater. We intend to review the development the multibeam echosounder has undergone from the ‘‘beginning’’ until the present in order to better understand the challenges facing the field today. It can safely be said that the field of area mapping has… 
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