SIMB3 Dimensions

The dimensions and weight of SIMB3 is its various states are summarized below.

Fully assembled

Full Length4.87 m (16 ft)
Diameter12 cm (4.5 in)
Weight34 kg (75 lbs)
Distance between sounders4.20 m (14.17 ft)
Distance to freeboard~ 1.2 m (3.93 ft)
Required ice hole diameter0.25 m (10 in)
A V3 SIMB3 deployed at L1 on MOSAiC.

Crated with box top (as shipped)

Length2.43 m (96 in)
Width33 cm (13 in)
Height30 cm (12 in)
Weight57 kg (125 lbs)
Two SIMB3 being prepared for air shipping to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. The SIMB3 box is designed for shipping by multiple modes, including truck, airplane, helicopter, and snowmobile transport.

Crated without box top

Length2.43 m (96 in)
Width33 cm (13 in)
Height20 cm (8 in)
Weight39 kg (85 lbs)
An SIMB3 with box-top removed. The base of the SIMB3 crate is a carry-case that keeps the two sections protected during transportation to the deployment site.