Product Overview

An upward-looking sonar device, mounted on the ocean floor to accurately measure ice draft.

When you need to: 

  • Estimate ice forces for design and operational planning
  • Determine the extreme thickness of ice for pipeline installations
  • Examine in detail the underside of sea-ice
  • Understand the dynamics and thermodynamics of the sea ice regime for scientific research.
  • Climate change studies

You can count on the Ice Profiling Sonar (IPS)™, for reliable accurate measurements of ice thickness and keel drafts.


  • Operating frequency 420 kHz
  • Half-beam width 0.9 degrees
  • Sampling rate up to 2 Hz
  • Range 175 m
  • Standard 8 GB Compact Flash
  • Optional up to 16 GB Compact Flash
  • 0.17m diameter x 1.0m length
Ice Profiling Sonar (IPS)