- 300–400 m current profiling range
- Optional center beam with 70–120 kHz echosounder
The Signature100 combines a four-beam current profiler operating at 100 kHz with an optional scientific echosounder.
Both the current profiler and the biomass measurements have an effective range of 300-400 m providing unprecedented insight into the dynamics of zooplankton, krill or even schools of fish. Likewise, acoustic tracer material can give new insight into small-scale physical processes.
- Detection of krill in the water column
- Cost-effective current profile measurements at mid-range
- Plankton migration studies
- Upwelling and downwelling studies
- Internal waves
- Suitable for buoy mounting with internal AHRS
Water velocity measurements
Maximum profiling range 300-400 m* Cell size 3–15 m Minimum blanking TBA Maximum number of cells 200 Velocity range (along beam) User-selectable 2.5 or 5.0 m/s Minimum accuracy 1% of measured value ± 0.5 cm/s Velocity precision Broadband processing, consult instrument software Velocity resolution 0.1 cm/s Max sampling rate 1 Hz (1/2 Hz at max output power) *Maximum range depends on acoustic scattering conditions.
HR option (on 5th beam only)
Velocity range N/A Cell size N/A Profiling range N/A Range velocity limitations N/A
AD2CP Measurement modes*
Single Average Concurrent Average and echosounder Alternate N/A * US Patent 8223588
Echo Intensity (along slanted beams)
Sampling Same as velocity Resolution/dynamic range 0.5 dB/70 dB Transducer acoustic frequency 100 kHz Number of beams 4 slanted at 20°, optional vertical beam for echosounder Beam width 6.1° (slanted)
Transducer acoustic frequency 70–120 kHz Transducer beam width 15° @ 70 kHz, 8.7° @ 120 kHz Resolution 0.375–4 m Number of bins 1800 Transmit pulse length 0.5–6 ms Transmit pulse Monochromatic 70 kHz, 90 kHz and 120 kHz or frequency chirp (90 kHz, 50% BW) Transmit power 1.2–120 W, adjustable Chirp signal processing Pulse compression or binned frequency response Raw complex data storage Configurable rate Resolution/dynamic range 0.01 dB / 130 dB Linearity TBA
Wave measurement option
AST frequency N/A AST max distance N/A Maximum wave measurement depth N/A Height range N/A Accuracy/resolution (Hs) N/A Accuracy/resolution (Dir) N/A Period range N/A Cut-off period (Hs) N/A Cut-off period (dir) N/A Sampling rate (velocity and AST) N/A
Ice measurement option
Temperature Thermistor in head (sampled at meas. rate) Temp. range -4 to +40 °C Temp. accuracy/resolution 0.1 °C/0.01°C Temp. time response 2 min Compass Solid-state magnetometer (Max 1 Hz sample rate) Accuracy/resolution 2° for tilt < 30°/0.01° Tilt Solid-state accelerometer (Max 1 Hz sample rate) Accuracy/resolution 0.2° for tilt < 30°/0.01° Maximum tilt Full 3D Up or down Automatic detect Pressure Piezoresistive (sampled at meas. rate) Standard range 0–1500 m (inquire for options) Accuracy/precision 0.1% FS / Better than 0.002% of full scale
Accelerometer dynamic range ± 2 g Gyro dynamic range ± 250°/sec Magnetometer dynamic range ± 1.3 Gauss Pitch and roll range/resolution ± 90° (pitch) ± 180° (roll) / 0.01° Pitch and roll accuracy ± 2° (dynamic)*, ± 0.5° (static, ±30°) Heading range/resolution 360°, all axis / 0.01° Heading accuracy ± 3° (dynamic)2), ± 2° (static, tilt < 20°) Sampling rate Same as measurement rate (up to 1 Hz) * Dynamic specifications depends on the type of motion
Capacity 16 GB, 64 GB or 128 GB (inquire for larger capacity) Data record Consult instrument software Mode Stop when full
Accuracy ± 1 min/year Clock retention in absence of external power 1 year. Rechargeable backup battery
Ethernet 10/100 Mbits Auto MDI-XTCP/IP, UDP, HTTP protocolsFixed IP/DHCP client/AutoIP, UPnP Serial Configurable RS-232/RS-422 300–1250000 bps Recorder download baud rate 20 Mbit/s (Ethernet only) - 1 GB in 6 minutes Controller interface ASCII command interface over Telnet and serial
Depending on configuration MCBH6F (Ethernet), MCBH8F (serial), MCBH2F-G2 (pwr), optional Souriau M-series metal connector for online use (14M)
Functions Deployment planning, instrument configuration, data retrieval and conversion (for Windows®)
DC input 15–48 V DC Maximum peak current 1.5 A Max. average consumption at 1 Hz 15 W Typical average consumption* 2 W Sleep consumption 100 μA, power depending on supply voltage Transmit power per beam 4–200 W, adjustable levels Ping sequence Multiplexing or parallel * 10 min. avg. profile,1 cm/sec hor. prec., max cell size, max power, long range mode. Consult SW for other configurations
Internal One or two 540 Wh alkaline or 1800 Wh lithium Duration Depending on configuration, consult software
Operating temperature -4 to +40 °C Storage temperature -20 to +60 °C Shock and vibration IEC 60068-1/IEC 60068-2-64 EMC approval IEC 61000 Depth rating 1500 m
Standard model POM with titanium fasteners. Titanium/POM transducer cups
Maximum diameter 460 mm Maximum length with room for internal batteries 765 mm (2 batteries) Maximum length without room for internal batteries N/A
In air, no battery 37.5 kg In water, no battery 13 kg Battery 10.0 kg (2x540 Wh), 5.8 kg (2x1800 Wh)
Battery, 19 V - 1800 Wh, lithium
An optional high-capacity lithium battery for instruments in the Signature series.
Battery pack, 5-pack, 18 V - 540 Wh, alkaline
The standard battery for instruments in the Signature series.
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