SAR HAWK® Humminbird® Sonar Target Acquisition Software

SAR HAWK® Humminbird® Sonar Target Acquisition Software


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Easy Graphics for Reporting – Google Earth Compatible



SAR HAWK® software elevates an economical Humminbird® sonar to a professional target acquisition and mapping tool.  

SAR HAWK® software was designed with the Search & Rescue professional in mind.  Just plug the SD card into your computer to review Humminbird® data at full resolution and use the advanced analysis tools to find targets, check for full coverage and generate reports.  It is highly automated, easy to use and ideal for either occasional or daily missions.

“Using the SAR HAWK software in conjunction with Sonar Emily Operations enables the operator to translate the imagery into clear and detailed reports. This technology saves time resources   and gives the dive recovery team precise target location which expedites recovery efforts.  I have used the SAR HAWK on several missions and its enhanced imagery and real time reporting helped identify and locate victims/targets. From an operation standpoint, I believe this product is worth its weight in gold.”

— Vernon Rummell, Director of Mission Operations, Hydronalix

“In SAR HAWK I can see details not visible on the Humminbird screen.  I can tell you that this software is lightyears ahead of other Humminbird sonar software”      

— Captain Steve Nagiewicz, Stockton University, New Jersey 

Marking and examining targets on the fly under field conditions does not always provide the best opportunity to locate difficult targets such as drowning victims.  No search is complete until the data has been reviewed onshore under controlled conditions.  SAR HAWK® allows the operator to scroll through data on a large screen for maximum resolution to easily identify targets. 

SAR HAWK SOLIX Mosaic with Depths

SAR HAWK Map View with Depths, Side Imaging and Contacts

SAR HAWK® software provides the user with the ability to mark and measure targets while also highlighting every instance your sonar passed the contact.  When a target is marked, SAR HAWK® automatically assigns a target number and generates a contact snippet with coordinates.  Each contact can be renamed, measured and annotated.  Have a tricky target on a cluttered bottom with multiple passes and finding it hard to identify the target on each pass?  No problem with SAR HAWK®.  Every view of each contact is outlined with a dashed square.  You’ll always know you’re looking at the same target on every pass.  Contacts are easy to export for smooth hand off to diver or ROV recovery teams.

Need a coverage map for your report?  No problem.  SAR HAWK® automatically creates coverage maps superimposed over local satellite imagery when connected to the internet.  In the map view, each contact is geographically located and denoted by an icon superimposed over the sonar mosaic. The coverage map allows for full resolution zooming so targets can be examined in the context of their surroundings.  The sonar mosaic can be optimized by clipping out the turns and choosing which sonar images are displayed.

Humminbird HELIX MEGA Image of Shipwreck in SAR HAWK

SAR HAWK® Advantages

  • Built specifically for the Search & Rescue community
  • Highly automated – Easy to use
  • Facilitate target analysis, tracking and reporting
  • Detect gaps in coverage
  • Include sonar snippets in contact reports
  • Automatically create sonar mosaics and bring in appropriate background imagery (need internet connection)
  • Get depth data
  • Remove turns and watercolumn from sonar mosaic
  • Smooth position, heading and altitude for better navigation
  • Export results to a variety of formats or right to Google Earth
  • Use with Humminbird® HELIX®, HELIX ®MEGA, SOLIX® and 800 through 1100 series data formats
  • Proudly created in the USA


SAR HAWK® Is Compatible with Sonar EMILY

The SAR HAWK® software is fully compatible with the both the Hydronalix sonar EMILY rescue vehicle equipped with the Humminbird® ION sonar and the new sonar EMILY sporting the Humminbird® with a 1.2 megahertz transducer in a hull mounted configuration. S AR HAWK® allows operators to hand data off to the command center for plotting search area coverage and post mission analysis while the search team keeps sonar EMILY in the search area.

“The software that SAR HAWK offers is a perfect complement to the Humminbird system especially using in conjunction with the Sonar EMILY. It translates the sonar data and enhances the imagery, which makes it so easy to read for first responder operations. I am not a sonar expert, but the SAR HAWK software enables me to accurately discern where our dive efforts need to focus. Plus, it generates reports that are clear and concise and are a perfect addition to recovery record keeping.”

—  Paige Day, Retired Fire Chief, Arizona

“The detailed contact reports are a great tool for us to keep the waterways free from nautical obstacles and see to a safe passage”

— Lennaert Zonneveld – Waternet / Water board  Amstel Gooi en Vecht, The Netherlands


Similar Professional Software can cost $ 8,000 or more

SAR HAWK® is only $ 749

 International Customers:  Shipping, Taxes and Fees May Apply

Humminbird Sonar Map with Depths in SAR HAWK Software

Humminbird Sonar Map with Two Contacts and Depths

SOLIX Analysis with SAR HAWK

SAR HAWK SOLIX Mosaic with Depths

SAR HAWK Shipwreck -Measure Frame 4 Inches

Great Search Pattern and Coverage

Great Search Pattern and Coverage

SAR HAWK  is a Registered Trademark of Black Laser Learning, Inc.  Humminbird, HELIX and SOLIX are Registered Trademarks of Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc.

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