CARIS Onboard

Get It Right the First Time

Built on decades of hydrographic data processing expertise, and supported by the highly scalable CSAR framework, CARIS Onboard enables users to apply automated processes to their data in near real-time. Field processing results in confidence of complete data acquisition before leaving the site and expedites analysis. Large volumes of data are automatically imported and the trusted HIPS and SIPS algorithms are applied. It can be easily configured to output data products such as DEMs and image mosaics, which are kept up to date as new data is automatically processed By making the processed products available to staff during survey operations, CARIS Process helps improve survey efficiency, reduces the deliverable turnaround time and allows skilled workers to focus on the tough stuff.

New Features in version 2

The release of CARIS Onboard 2.3 introduces the new CARIS Mira AI platform and the Sonar Noise Classifier.

FEB 27, 2020

Introducing CARIS Mira AI

The Teledyne CARIS team is committed to leveraging the latest technology for our customers with the creation of the CARIS Mira AI platform.

CARIS Mira AI is a new cloud-based platform to host our current and future AI solutions. Backed by Amazon Web Services (AWS), offering a robust, scalable cloud platform means no additional desktop hardware is required to move users into the future of processing.

With these evolving technologies, our AWS-certified team is focused on the safety and security of your data while it's in our care: all data directed to the CARIS Mira AI platform is anonymized, randomized and encrypted before transmission. For additional security, no data remains stored on the cloud following the AI classification process. 

AI technologies and cloud services are the new force multiplier to reduce Ping-to-Chart times. Let CARIS future-proof your processing pipeline.

Sonar Noise Classifier

We invite you to bring the noise with the first CARIS Mira AI offering, the Sonar Noise Classifier!

CARIS seeks to significantly reduce the need for manual cleaning and move your data swiftly from acquisition to review.  The Sonar Noise Classifier automatically identifies the vast majority of sonar noise, resulting in a reduction of manual cleaning effort by a factor of up to 10x at an accuracy of 95%.

The Sonar Noise Classifier is trained to identify a variety of noise patterns from acoustic sensors. The algorithm assigns confidence values​ for all soundings on a scale of 0 to 100% with 100% indicating the classifier's highest confidence that the sounding is noise. Soundings can be rejected while running the Sonar Noise Classifier by setting your confidence threshold value. 

By leveraging the Sonar Noise Classifier during the survey through CARIS Onboard, raw sonar data is fully processed, cleaned and put into a final product, autonomously and in realtime. The powerful combination of Onboard and the Sonar Noise Classifier allows the possibility of having a processed and cleaned dataset by the time your survey is finished, allowing the final quality review efforts to be substantially reduced.

Allow us to help you tackle your data backlog save your personnel for the tasks a machine cannot do.

Choose to purchase access to the Sonar Noise Classifier service on a yearly, or month by month subscription basis for a customized software solution to meet processing needs. CARIS invites you to try it for yourself with a free 30 day trial.

To view a full list of enhancements available visit the CARIS Onboard What's New page.

Core Feature Set

Flexible Automation

Use the Process Designer to build the exact workflow you need to support operations, including tools for automatic file naming and data management, and exports to third party formats

Data Streaming

Live stream gridded data to remote stakeholders.

Single Beam Bathymetry

Apply corrections and filters to single beam bathymetry.

Multibeam Bathymetry

Apply a wide range of multibeam data correction functions, apply tides and sound velocity, and geo-reference data.

Side Scan Imagery

Process side scan imagery quickly and efficiently, while applying robust gain and beam pattern corrections. 

Multibeam Imagery

Produce high resolution and multispectral image mosaics from multibeam backscatter with the SIPS Backscatter engine using just a single extra processing step. SIPS provides automatic gain and beam pattern corrections with a minimum of user input.

Scalable Bandwidth

Three methods for connecting which balance the amount of information transferred with the available bandwidth.

Laser Scanner

Visualize and process vessel mounted laser scanner data in the same workflow as the multibeam bathymetry

Total Propagated Uncertainty (TPU) and CUBE

Calculate TPU from pre-defined error model to determine horizontal and vertical accuracy. Use this information to clean data using the powerful CUBE algorithm.

Complementary Products


Hydrographic processing solution that powers quality results and efficiency for single operators and the world's largest enterprises.

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CARIS Onboard360

The CARIS Collect acquisition software module bundled with CARIS Onboard near real-time QC solution.

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CARIS Sonar Noise Classifier

Automatically identify noise to significantly lessen effort on the data processor and focus on higher-value aspects of the production chain.

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Technical Specifications

CARIS Onboard



Recent generation multi-core CPU


16 GB


7200 RPM disk drive or Solid State Drive, minimum 1 GB available for installation

Operating System

Windows 10 Professional 64-bit, or Windows 11 Professional 64-bit


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