CURRENT PROFILER

Aquadopp Profiler 600 kHz

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

Highlights

  • Up to 40 m current profiling range
  • Ideal for mean current measurements
  • 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.

Applications

  • 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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    • Water velocity measurements

      Maximum profiling range 30-40 m
      Cell size 1-4 m
      Minimum blanking 0.50 m
      Maximum number of cells 128
      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
    • Echo intensity (along slanted beams)

      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°
    • HR option

      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
    • Z-Cell option

      Cell zero acoustic frequency N/A
      Maximum profiling range N/A
      Number of beams N/A
    • Sensors

      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
    • Analog inputs

      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
    • Data recording

      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
    • Real-time clock

      Accuracy ±1 min/year
      Backup in absence of power 4 weeks
    • Data communications

      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
    • Connectors

      Bulkhead (Impulse) MCBH-8-FS
      Cable PMCIL-8-MP on 10m polyurethane cable
    • Software

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

      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
    • Batteries

      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)
    • Environmental

      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
    • Materials

      Standard model POM and polyurethane plastics with titanium fasteners
    • Dimensions

      Maximum diameter 100 mm
      Maximum length ~550 mm (single battery), +110 mm (double battery) depending on head configuration
    • Weight

      Weight in air 2.9 kg
      Weight in water 0.4 kg
    • Options

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

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    • Technical drawings

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    • Main product

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      Aquadopp Profiler 600kHz

    • Probe type / Head

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      600 kHz Standard head - AQP

    • Housing

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      Standard housing for two batteries or one 100Wh package

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      Short housing for one battery

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      Extra short housing for no batteries

    • Memory

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      9 MB of memory on motherboard (M8)

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      4 GB SD card data logger

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      16 GB SD card data logger

    • Pressure sensors

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      Pressure sensor, 0-10 m

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      Pressure sensor, 0-20 m

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      Pressure sensor, 0-30 m

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      Pressure sensor, 0-50 m

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      Pressure sensor, 0-100 m

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      Pressure sensor, 0-200m

    • Cables

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Other

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      Compass and tilt sensor

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      Without compass and tilt sensor




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