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Nortek Aquadopp profiler 600k Hz sideview
Nortek Aquadopp profiler 600k Hz closeup
Aquadopp Profiler600 2

Ocean currents

Aquadopp Profiler 600 kHz

Up to 40 m current profiling range; easy to operate and deploy

Overview

The Aquadopp Profiler is a highly versatile Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) available in four profiling range options, from < 1 m to > 85 m. Designed for simple yet powerful operation, this current profiler is packed with features used by engineers and researchers to enable accurate and effective hydrodynamic data collection in a variety of environmental conditions.

  • Currents

Highlights

  • Up to 40 m current profiling range
  • Ideal for mean current measurements
  • Easy to operate and deploy

Usage

  • Mean flow measurements with high focus on ease of use and simplicity
  • Measurements in flow regimes with strong variations in flow speeds
  • Studies of tidal currents
  • Measurements of combinations of waves and currents
  • Suitable for wave buoys

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Maximum profiling range

30-40 m

Cell size

1-4 m

Minimum blanking

0.50 m

Maximum number of cells

96

Measurement cell position

N/A

Default position (along beam)

N/A

Velocity range

±10 m/s

Accuracy

±1% of measured value ±0.5 cm/s

Velocity precision

Consult instrument software

Maximum sampling rate (output)

1 Hz

Internal sampling rate

4 Hz

Sampling

Same as velocity

Resolution

0.45 dB

Dynamic range

90 dB

Transducer acoustic frequency

600 kHz

Number of beams

3

Beam width

3.0°

Maximum profiling range

N/A

Cell size

N/A

Minimum blanking

N/A

Maximum number of cells

N/A

Range/Velocity limitations

N/A

Accuracy

N/A

Max. sampling rate

N/A

Cell zero acoustic frequency

N/A

Maximum profiling range

N/A

Number of beams

N/A

Temperature:

Thermistor embedded in head

Temp. range

-4 to +40 °C

Temp. accuracy/resolution

0.1 °C/0.01 °C

Temp. time response

10 min

Compass:

Magnetometer

Accuracy/resolution

2°/0.1° for tilt < 20°

Tilt:

Liquid level

Accuracy/resolution

0.2°/0.1°

Maximum tilt

30°

Up or Down

Automatic detect

Pressure:

Piezoresistive

Range

0-100 m (inquire for options)

Accuracy/precision

0.5% FS / 0.005% of full scale

No. of channels

2

Supply voltage to analog output devices

Three options selectable through firmware commands:1) Battery voltage/500 mA, 2) +5 V/250 mA, 3) +12 V/100 mA

Voltage input

0-5 V

Resolution

16-bit A/D

Capacity

9 MB, can add 4/16 GB

Data record

9*Ncells + 32 bytes

Diagnostics record

N/A

Wave record

Nsamples * 24 + 60 bytes

Mode

Stop when full (default) or wrap mode

Accuracy

±1 min/year

Backup in absence of power

4 weeks

I/O

RS-232 or RS-422

Communication baud rate

300-115200 Bd

Recorder download baud rate

600/1200 kBd for both RS-232 and RS-422

User control

Handled via "Aquadopp" software, ActiveX®function calls, or direct commands with binary or ASCII data output

Bulkhead

MCBH-8-FS

Cable

PMCIL-8-MP on 10m polyurethane cable

Functions

Deployment planning, instrument configuration, data retrieval and conversion (for Windows®)

DC input

9-15 V DC

Maximum peak current

3 A

Avg. power consumption

0.06 W

Sleep current

< 100 μA

Transmit power

0.3-20 W, 3 adjustable levels

Battery capacity

1) 50 Wh (alkaline or Li-ion), 2) 165 Wh (lithium), 3) Single or dual

New battery voltage

13.5 V DC (alkaline)

Operating temperature

-5 to +40 °C

Storage temperature

-20 to +60 °C

Shock and vibration

IEC 721-3-6

EMC approval

IEC 61000

Depth rating

300 m

Standard model

POM and polyurethane plastics with titanium fasteners

Maximum diameter

100 mm

Maximum length

~550 mm (single battery), +110 mm (double battery) depending on head configuration

Weight in air

2.9 kg

Weight in water

0.4 kg

1) Alkaline, lithium or Li-ion external batteries, 2) Inquire for different head configurations

AQP 600 General Assembly - NGA011-022 Rev.-

Declaration of conformity

Aquadopp Profiler 600kHz

600 kHz Standard head - AQP

Standard housing for two batteries or one 100Wh package

Short housing for one battery

Extra short housing for no batteries

9 MB of memory on motherboard (M8)

4 GB SD card data logger

16 GB SD card data logger

Pressure sensor, 0-10 m

Pressure sensor, 0-20 m

Pressure sensor, 0-30 m

Pressure sensor, 0-50 m

Pressure sensor, 0-100 m

Pressure sensor, 0-200m

10m RS232 polyurethane cable with 8-pin inline connector and USB converter

20m RS232 polyurethane cable with 8-pin inline connector and USB converter

30m RS232 polyurethane cable with 8-pin inline connector and USB converter

40m RS232 polyurethane cable with 8-pin inline connector and USB converter

50m RS232 polyurethane cable with 8-pin inline connector and USB converter

10m RS422 polyurethane cable with 8-pin inline connector and USB converter

20m RS422 polyurethane cable with 8-pin inline connector and USB converter

30m RS422 polyurethane cable with 8-pin inline connector and USB converter

40m RS422 polyurethane cable with 8-pin inline connector and USB converter

50m RS422 polyurethane cable with 8-pin inline connector and USB converter

Compass and tilt sensor

Without compass and tilt sensor

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