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Signature1000

Signature1000 and Signature500 are advanced five-beam current profiling systems.

Signature1000 and Signature500 are advanced five-beam current profiling systems. Built on the advanced AD2CP platform, Signature1000 and Signature500 are designed for unprecedented performance in high energy turbulent environments, while also giving users the freedom to employ two measurement schemes at one time. Altimeter data provides the user with a high-resolution distance measurement to the surface or the bottom.

Description

Signature1000 and Signature500 are advanced five-beam current profiling systems. Built on the advanced AD2CP platform, Signature1000 and Signature500 are designed for unprecedented performance in high energy turbulent environments, while also giving users the freedom to employ two measurement schemes at one time. Altimeter data provides the user with a high-resolution distance measurement to the surface or the bottom.

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Specifications

General

Year of last update

2015

Width [m]

0.22

Height [m]

0.274

Weight in air [kg]

8.2

Weight in water [kg]

1.45

Min. operating power [V]

12

Max. operating power [V]

48

Max. operating depth [m]

300

Max. battery lifetime [days]

1825

Auxiliary Sensors

Tides

Y

Waves

Y

Pressure

Y

Wave direction

Y

Speed of sound

Y

Deployment method

Bottom mount

Y

Inline string mooring

Y

Data Buoy

Y

Marine structures

Y

Doppler Current Profiler

Center working frequency [kHz]

500-1000

Max. typical profiling range [m]

60

Number of beams

5

Nadir angle [deg]

25

Max. Number of cells per beam

200

Min. blanking distance [m]

0.1

Max. ping rate [Hz]

16

Min. vertical resolution [m]

0.2

Min. cell size [m]

0.2

Max. cell size [m]

4

Max. velocity [m/s]

5

Speed dependent uncertainty: horizontal [%]

1

Speed independent uncertainty: horizontal [cm/s]

0.5

Compensation for sound speed

Y

Standard Sensors

Temperature: min [°C]

-4

Temperature: max. [°C]

40

Temperature: uncertainty [°C]

0.1

Tilt: max. [deg]

360

Tilt: uncertainty [deg]

2

Compass type

Solid State

Application

Typical applications

Bottom mount, fixed structure

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