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SonTek Acoustic Doppler Profiler (ADP®)

The SonTek Acoustic Doppler Profiler (ADP) is a high-performance, 3-axis (3D) water current profiler that is accurate, reliable, and easy to use. The ADP uses state-of-the-art transducers and electronics designed to reduce side-lobe interference prob

  • SonTek Acoustic Doppler Profiler (ADP®)
SonTek
9940 Summers Ridge Rd
92121-3091 San Diego
United States of America
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Description

The SonTek Acoustic Doppler Profiler (ADP) is a high-performance, 3-axis (3D) water current profiler that is accurate, reliable, and easy to use. The ADP uses state-of-the-art transducers and electronics designed to reduce side-lobe interference problems that plague other current profilers.

Specifications

  • Year of last update
    1994
  • Min. operating power [V]
    12
  • Max. operating power [V]
    24
  • Max. operating depth [m]
    500
  • Max. battery lifetime [days]
    700
  • True Bottom Tracking Capability
    Y
  • Max. speed of boat [km]
    20
  • Center working frequency [kHz]
    250 or 500 or 1000 or 1500
  • Max. typical profiling range [m]
    180
  • Number of beams
    3
  • Nadir angle [deg]
    25
  • Max. Number of cells per beam
    128
  • Min. blanking distance [m]
    0.4
  • Lost data at far boundary [%]
    5
  • Min. vertical resolution [m]
    0.25
  • Min. cell size [m]
    0.25
  • Max. cell size [m]
    20
  • Cell overlap [%]
    50
  • Max. velocity [m/s]
    10
  • Surface reference capability
    N
  • Surface current measurement
    Y
  • Compensation for sound speed
    Y
  • Single ping rejection of outliers
    N
  • Temperature: min [°C]
    -5
  • Temperature: max. [°C]
    45
  • Temperature: uncertainty [°C]
    0.1
  • Tilt: max. [deg]
    60
  • Tilt: uncertainty [deg]
    1
  • Compass type
    Magnetic
  • Moving vessel
    Y
  • Bottom mount
    Y
  • Inline string mooring
    Y
  • Data Buoy
    Y
  • Marine structures
    Y
  • Conductivity
    Y
  • Oxygen
    N
  • Turbidity
    Y
  • Tides
    Y
  • Waves
    Y
  • Pressure
    Y
  • Acoustic modem
    N
  • Relocation of transponder
    N
  • Wave direction
    Y
  • Speed of sound
    N
  • Real-time interfacing
    RS232; RS422
  • Min. external power [Voltage]
    110
  • Max. external power [Voltage]
    240
  • Max. cable length [m]
    1500
  • Baudrate [kbit/s]
    115.2
  • External battery container
    Y
  • Data acquisition software and processing software
    Variable: dependent on application; ViewADP
  • Typical applications
    Coastal and deep water oceanography; directional waves; port and harbours; underway coastal surveying; river discharge

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