Consider the following side-scan sonar [Deepvision BR-ROV Sonar ( ROV Side Scan Sonar) – Aquabots-Shop], by DeepVision.
Is this sensor, or any side-scan that anyone has worked on, computer-interfaceable? That is to say, can a Raspberry Pi, or similar, decode the incoming scan data in real-time, to use for navigation and decision-making? The most I have ever been able to find on any side-scan sonar is “automatically detected by the <name of company/sonar> windows application”. Obviously, they are built to be connected, over a tether, to a top-side computer and viewed by a human. But can any of these sonar be decoded by an embedded computer for real-time processing?