When the sub is set to cruise above the seafloor at ten meters or more, however, the unit can be rotated to face downwards and used to provide high resolution bathymetry data.
Linked to the USBL navigation system, the bathymetry data is both fully georeferenced and available in real time. Identified objects of interest on the seafloor can be instantly recognized and, if desired, the sub can be redirected to examine them in greater detail. The output is directed towards a standalone touchscreen monitored by the technician or scientist operating the sonar. The unit is linked with, and can instantly send waypoints to, the main navigational touchscreen. This integration allows the pilot to navigate toward waypoints whenever appropriate.