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Qimera is a multibeam data processing and analysis software. From its inception, the mission of Qimera is to make hydrographic data processing as intuitive and as simple as possible, while still offering powerful capabilities to those that need them, without cluttering the workflow for those that don't.

Measured & Proven

Full sonar processing
Covers all major manufacturers for any survey platform, including surface vessels, ROV, AUV, and ASV.

Point cloud processing
Includes editing, filtering, and cleaning for a wide variety of point cloud formats.

Automated data import
Rich data extraction allows for a "hands-off" data import and automatically generated vessel files.

Guided workflows
Automated suggestions of the next logical user action, to guide personnel and eliminate human error.

Processing state management
Intelligent processing management to ensure the correct sequence of post-processing actions with a single click.

Qimera Live
"Hands-off" near-real time data processing and gridding.

Qimera Midwater
Add-on for fast, accurate water-column processing for QINSy DB, Kongsberg ALL and KMALL, and Reson/Norbit S7K formats.

Backscatter processing
Add-on for seabed backscatter processing and mosaicking via Fledermaus Geocoder Toolbox.

Multibeam calibration
Easy to use Patch Test tool with auto-solve functions for quick use.

Time series editors and multiplots
Easily view and correlate motion data streams with bathymetry for fast and intuitive troubleshooting.

Cross check tool
Performs a statistical analysis of cross line beam footprint values versus a main scheme surface, with plot exports for reporting.

Automated data cleaning
Customizable and easy to use filters include the Spline filter, CUBE filter, and Blocking filters.

Multi-processor workflows
Cooperative Cleaning and Production Line Processing workflows allow for multiple processors for work on the same project simultaneously.

Product generation
Visualization, gridding, and data exporting in various formats.

"Connected" S-57 feature management
Add-on allows for S-57 feature creation and editing while maintaining linkages to bathymetry to ensure final charting products are synced.

Wobble tool
Quickly identify and resolve any errors made in the multibeam and motion sensor integration.

TU Delft sound speed inversion
Sound speed refraction algorithm is automated, repeatable, and generates output for vetting and reporting.

Extinction tests
Finds the outer extents that a multibeam system can achieve, helpful as an assessment of long-term acoustic health.

Supported platforms

Windows
Windows 7, 8.1, 10* (64-bit)
*Excluding N and KN versions

Mac OS X
10.10.x

Linux
RedHat Enterprise Linux 6 (64-bit)
Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit)

System requirements

Processor
Intel i3 2.4+Ghz / AMD equivalent (minimum), Intel i5 or i7 2.6+Ghz / AMD equivalent (recommended)

Video card
Minimum: NVIDIA 100 series or better (GeForce 100M for mobile), AMD HD4xxxx, Intel HD2000, Support for Open GL 3.0+
Recommended: NVIDIA GeForce 700, 900, or 10xx series (GeForce 600M or better for mobile), AMD R5/R7/RX or better, Support for OpenGL 4.1+

Storage device
Recommended: Solid State Drive (SSD)

Memory
8 GB (minimum), 16 GB+ (recommended)

Monitor
Resolution of 1280x1024 (minimum), 1600x1200 or better (recommended)

Mouse
2 button with scroll wheel, 3 button mouse, or trackpad equivalency

Supported file formats

Sonar source data import formats
DB
ALL (mb56)
S7K
HSX
JSF
GSF
XSE
R2SC
KMALL

Processed point formats
9-Column ASCII Lidar
ASCII XYZ
Atlas SURF
Atlas SURF v4
CnC Binary
CnC Trace
Danish Geographic FAU
Danish FAU/FAU2
Geoswath Kongsberg
Hydro 93 Binary
Hypack Hysweep
IVS Binary
LADS Mark II
LAS
LASzip
MBSystem Fast Bathymetry File
MPA/CARIS ASCII
MapInfo MIF
NAVO GSF
NAVO/CARIS ASCII
Neptune PROC
OMG Merge
PFM
PDS2000
QPS QPD Versions 1 & 2
RAN HTF
SHOALS 1K
SHOALS Hydro/Topo Airborne
 SHOALS OUT
SHOALS TOF
SHOM Pivot
Swedish Binary DIS
XSE Data Exchange
CARIS Processed Depths *License dependencies apply

Position and motion formats
Applanix POSMV raw logging (.000)
Applanix SBET
Applanix SMRMSG
Kongsberg BIN
NovAtel SBTC, SBIC
Kongsberg Seatex SRH

Other source data formats
ASCII Navigation
ASCII Tides
ASCII SVP
Caris SVP
Hypack SVP
QINSy SVP Database
Reson SVP
Kongsberg ASVP

Tide data formats
QINSy Tide Data
QINSy Regular Tide File
BODC Tide format
NOAA CO-OPs (OPeNDAP and TideBot)
Caris Tides
Swedish Maritime Authority
ARGOSS - Fixed Format
COWLIS - Canadian Hydrographic Service
MSQ Dialmace Format
PREDUCT - Dutch Navy
RIKZ - Dutch Public Works
SHOM
Qinsy Tide Definition QTF
Zoned tides ZDF

Grid formats
ArcView Binary Grid

ArcView Ascii Grid
Ascii Gridded Data
Ascii Surfer Grid
BAG/Open Navigation Surface
BIL DEM
ER Mapper Grid .ers
Final Survey Grid .fin
Fledermaus Version 6 DTM
Floating Point GeoTIFF Grid
Fugro GRI
GMT Grd
Grass GIS DTM
GUTM Grid
ISIS grd
OMG R4/mos
QPS Grid
Raw Binary Grid
USGS DEM

Image formats
.tif
.tiff
.jpg

Point file formats
9-Column ASCII Lidar
ASCII XYZ
Atlas SURF
Atlas SURF v4
CnC Binary
CnC Trace
Danish Geographic FAU
Danish FAU/FAU2
Hydro 93 Binary
Hypack Hysweep
IVS Binary
LADS Mark II
LAS
LASzip
MBSystem Fast Bathymetry File
MPA/CARIS ASCII
MapInfo MIF
NAVO GSF
NAVO/CARIS ASCII
Neptune PROC
OMG Merge
PDS2000
PFM
QPS QPD Versions 1 & 2
RAN HTF
SHOALS 1K
SHOALS Hydro/Topo Airborne
SHOALS OUT
SHOALS TOF
SHOM Pivot
Swedish Binary DIS
XSE Data Exchange

Line file formats
CAD
ArcGIS Shapefiles
ASCII lines

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