Steve Giles completes the
setup of the sonar tripod. The system is lightweight, easy to assemble
Sergeant Jeff Morgan from the San Bernardino
Sheriff's Department provided the Kongsberg scanning sonar for the
day's demonstration. Training Officer Dominique Evans-Bye worked with
Sgt. Morgan to put together a compass navigation exercise in
conjunction with the sonar demo. Sgt. Morgan is pictured here
displaying a compass board used by his team for navigation.
The new Radon dive boat was used by the
team for the first time.
First launching at Lake Piru.
The sonar unit was deployed from the Radon.
Sgt. Morgan ran the software from his laptop in the boat's cabin.
Divers were staged in from shore to the search area, shuttled to and
fro using personal water craft equipped with rescue raft. Steve Giles
ran the topside to diver communications. Boat to shore communications
were established by hand-held radios.
To see the action
below the boat,
Download a trial version of the
Camtasia Player .With this
software, you can view sonar images on the Kongsberg software of
divers following a compass heading given from the surface command.
Click here for sonar images.