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Nortek Aquadopp 6000m new1
Aquadopp6000 2
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Oceanography

Aquadopp 6000 m

High-performance full ocean depth, single-point current meter with titanium housing

  • Single-point current meter capable of measuring at full ocean depth
  • Titanium housing
  • Diagnostics mode for mooring performance evaluation

Overview

With all the features and capabilities of the standard Aquadopp, the deepwater Aquadopp 6000 m current meter has been used and proven by oceanographers around the world for almost 20 years. Thanks to innovative data diagnostic features for challenging environments, it provides exceptionally high-quality 3D currents in a form factor that is easy to install in any type of mooring line configuration, or simply attached to a bottom or surface platform.

The 6000 m Aquadopp now offers 6% broadband measurements and “hibernation mode” between measurements, enabling precise data collection with lower power consumption. The upgraded deepwater Aquadopp design also offers increased internal battery storage, extending potential deployment duration.

  • Currents

Highlights

  • Single-point current meter capable of measuring at full ocean depth
  • Titanium housing
  • Diagnostics mode for mooring performance evaluation
  • LED blinks when pinging for peace of mind during deployment

Usage

  • Studies of deep-water currents
  • Attached to mooring lines
  • Combined with riser monitoring systems
  • Near-bed current measurements from landers

Setup

Nortek deployment software allows users to customize their 600m Aquadopp deployment in a straightforward manner, providing guidance on deployment schemes, battery power and required internal memory.

Deployment

The 6000m Aquadopp is the ideal current meter for deep-water moorings. The instrument is capable of very long-term, unsupported deployments thanks to its low power consumption, internal data collection and ability to run entirely on internal battery power.

Data

Nortek postprocessing software and/or display software is available for review, visualization, and processing of data, after deployment or in real time.

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Cell size

0.75 m

Maximum number of cells

1

Distance to measurement

1.0-6.0 m (user-selectable)

Velocity range

±1 m/s, ±2.5 m/s, ±5 m/s

Velocity range (horizontal)

±2.3 m/s, ±5.75 m/s, ±11.5 m/s

Accuracy

±1% of measured value ±0.5 cm/s

Horizontal velocity precision (consult instrument SW)

Typ. 1 cm/s

Maximum sampling rate (output)

1 Hz

Sampling

Same as velocity

Resolution

0.5 dB

Dynamic range

90 dB

Transducer acoustic frequency

2 MHz

Number of beams

3

Beam width

0.85° (1.7° total)

Temperature:

Temp. range

-4 to +40 °C

Temp. accuracy/resolution

0.1 °C/0.01 °C

Temp. time response

<1 min

Compass:

Solid state magnetometer

Accuracy/resolution

<2° for tilt < 30° / 0.01°

Tilt:

Solid state accelerometer

Accuracy/resolution

0.2° for tilt < 30° / 0.01°

Maximum tilt

Full 3D

Up or Down

Automatic detect

Pressure:

Piezoresistive

Range

6000 m

Accuracy/precision

0.5% FS / 0.005% of full scale

No. of channels

1

Digital input format

MicroCat CTD

Capacity

16 GB

Accuracy

±1 min/year

Backup in absence of power

4 weeks

I/O

RS-422 (inquire for RS-232)

Communication baud rate

9600 Baud- 1.2 Mbaud (default 115200 Baud)

User control

Nortek Deployment Software or direct ASCII commands, with binary or ASCII data output

Operating system

Agnostic

Functions

Deployment planning, instrument configuration, data retrieval and conversion. Online data display.

DC input

9-24 VDC

Absolut maximum DC input

26 VDC

Maximum peak current

4.5 A

Power consumption

Consult Nortek Deployment Software

Sleep current

< 10 uA

Transmit power

Adjustable

Internal battery capacity

1-3 x 50 Wh (Alkaline); 2-3 x 165 Wh (Lithium); 1-3 x 76 Wh (Li-ion)

Battery weight

430g per 50 Wh (Alkaline); 380g per 165 Wh (Lithium); 300g per 76 Wh (Li-ion)

Operating temperature

-5 to +40 °C

Storage temperature

-20 to +60 °C

Shock and vibration

Shock: IEC 60068-2-27, Vibration: IEC 60068-2-64

EMC

EN IEC 61000-6-2:2019, EN IEC 61000-6-4:2019

Depth rating

6000m

Bulkhead (Impulse)

MCBH-8-FS titanium

Cable

PMCIL-8-MP on 5m (default) polyurethane cable

Standard model

Titanium Gr. 5, POM, Naval Brass, epoxy

Maximum housing diameter

84 mm

Maximum length

623 mm

Weight in air (without batteries)

7600 g

Weight in water (without batteries)

4350 g

D2VC

Deep water, 2Mhz, Vertical orientation, Current meter

Aquadopp Deep Water Current Meter 2MHz D2VC
Paradopp 6000m 4-battery canister, GA - NGA011-024 Rev.-

Declaration of conformity

Aquadopp, 6000 m depth rating

Pressure sensor 0-6000 m (6000-m system)

5m RS422 polyurethane cable with 8-pin inline connector and USB converter

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

Data conversion to MATLAB format (*.mat)

Deployment planning, execution and recovery

New features, fixes and functionality

Note. Firmware for legacy systems (pre April 2008) with version numbers starting with 0. or 1.

Display of Aquadopp data

Converts Vector (.vec) files to .adv
Converts PolySync Vectrino (.vno) files to .adv
Converts Aquadopp (.aqd) and Vector (.vec) wave burst data to AWAC (.wpr) format

The standard deployment software for Nortek Aquadopp and Aquadopp Profiler instruments purchased after October 2023.

The software can be launched from your web browser, installed from Microsoft Store or downloaded as an offline installer file.

Processing of waves

Data processing and ready-to-print reporting software. Request quote for license

Analysis and processing of currents and directional waves. Request quote for license

Analysis and processing of current profiles. Request quote for license

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