Overnight Delivery Secures Profiler Order

AML Oceanographic (Canada) has supplied a CTD instrument to the vessel MS Tûranor PlanetSolar for use in oceanographic research. AML was able to deliver a calibrated Minos•X CTD vertical profiler in less than 24 hours while the vessel was docked in Halifax, Canada. The fast delivery made the difference. AML's Xchange field-swappable sensor heads mean that instruments can be configured in the field to meet the specific requirements of the application at hand. Such an approach also allows AML to expedite delivery of instrument orders by drawing tested instruments from stock and configuring them to meet application-specific requirements. MS Tûranor... (read more)
2013-08-09 11:25:21

General Acoustics Sub-Bottom Profiler

General Acoustics has presented the new SUBPRO 1210 Sub-Bottom Profiler the first time in public last Autumn in Aberdeen. At this occasion, a little survey for the Chief Surveyor of the port, Eddie Aitken, was performed. After the survey he got a new image of ‘his’ harbour. Rock layers were detected where he did not expect them (under 8m of sand) and made him curious for the next SUBPRO 1210 survey in Aberdeen. The system operates with 12 KHz and a power up to 10 KW. Shallow water surveying starting at 1.5 meters. The SUBPRO 1210 Sub-Bottom Profiler will be... (read more)
2007-01-18 09:41:25

ASL Ice Profiler IPS-5

ASL Environmental Sciences has launched the ASL Ice Profiler IPS-5. The Ice Profiler is used for autonomous measurement of sea ice thickness in remote areas. ASL has taken 3 large orders, totaling 22 units, for the new Ice Profiler.   The upgraded Ice Profiler offers several new features: Onboard data storage capacity is increased Vertical profiling of backscatter returns from the ice and through the water column. A simpler and more cost-effective internal alkaline battery pack (standard) and a new lithium battery pack will be available as an option. Upgraded software supplied with the instrument provides many enhancements including 12... (read more)
2007-07-09 09:27:49

iXblue’s Sub-bottom Profiler Solution

Inland Survey
The need for lake & river surveys constantly increases as human activity expands in these areas. While navigation remains a main focus, nowadays other applications such as hydraulic construction inspection, biomass and resource control, pollution tracking or historical sedimentology represent a significant market share. This article has been brought to you by iXblue. Operational and technical challenges in this new type of inland survey often relate to difficulty of access to survey sites, significant constraints on equipment size and weight, energy, as well as the need for acquiring very high-resolution data with a limited crew. As iXblue strives to develop... (read more)
2017-10-10 09:54:39

Long-range Horizontal Acoustic Current Profiler

The new FlowQuest 600H long-range horizontal Acoustic Current Profiler precisely measures water velocities and water level in horizontally-oriented installations. It can be easily installed on an irrigation channel bank, a bridge abutment, a river bank or a fixed platform. The specified range of the system is 120 metres with velocity accuracy of 0.25% +/- 2 mm/s and surface tracking (water level) accuracy of 0.25% +/- 1 mm/s. With its capability of significantly longer range, high accuracy and highly competitive cost, the FlowQuest 600H system is a perfect choice for long-term real-time monitoring of flow, velocities and water levels in water... (read more)
2010-06-14 11:44:45

Acoustic Profiler Simplifies Suspended Sediment Measurements

The AQUAscat 1000LT acoustic profiler by Aquatec (UK) has been developed to make measurement of suspended sediment easier. The AQUAscat 1000LT observes profiles of suspended sediment concentration of up to 2.5m using multi-frequency acoustics. Profiling allows sediment dynamics such as re-suspension and entrainment to be explored, which is not possible with single point measurements. The instrument is supplied with user-friendly post-processing software that allows the mean particle size and concentration to be calculated from the acoustic backscatter output. The self-contained design and rechargeable battery make it easy to deploy and maintain. Suitable for use to 200m, the new AQUAscat can... (read more)
2016-02-16 08:35:59

Range Test 190 kHz Continental Current Profiler

The newly released 190 kHz Continental has been tested for profiling range and been found to 'hold up under pressure'. Commonly referred to as a 200m system, a production unit was deployed off the West Coast of Sweden in April, along with a 300 kHz WH. The instruments were deployed twice and the WH was tested both in standard mode and 'narrow band' mode for extra range. The results, although not trivial to interpret, show that the Continental achieves the stated 200m range even in the absence of strong scattering layers. The relative increase in range compared to the 300kHz... (read more)
2003-10-25 12:00:00

Investment in Winch for Vertical Turbulence Profiler

Rockland Scientific Inc. (RSI), at stand F3 during Ocean Business taking place from 14-16 April 2015 in Southampton, UK, has issued a purchase order for the second unit of a small instrumentation winch from the MacArtney Underwater Technology Group (MacArtney). The winch system is specifically designed and optimised for use with the RSI VMP-250 vertical turbulence profiler. Customers using the RSI VMP-250, designed for coastal research applications, were requesting ‘turn-key’ system packages that include VMP-250 profiler, deployment line and winch, which could be used together on any research vessel, anywhere in the world. MacArtney and RSI delivered the first VMP-250... (read more)
2015-04-15 03:40:33

FlowQuest 150 Long-range Acoustic Current Profiler

Following the FlowQuest 300 and 600 acoustic current profilers, LinkQuest has introduced the long-range FlowQuest 150 current profiler, extending the same acoustic Doppler technology to lower operating frequency with higher power transmission. The FlowQuest 150 acoustic current profiler is capable of reaching up to 500 meters in range with an accuracy of 1% +/- 5 mm/s. According to LinkQuest it is one of the very few acoustic current profilers available in the market capable of reaching such a long distance. The standard depth rating of the system is 800 meters with options for 1500, 3000 and 6000 meters. With its... (read more)
2006-12-05 12:00:00

iXSea Launches ‘ECHOES’ CHIRP Profiler Range

iXSea has recently launched ‘ECHOES’, a new generation of CHIRP sub-bottom profilers. Designed to meet the most demanding of geophysical applications ranging from coastal works to full ocean depths, the ECHOES CHIRP range provides better knowledge of the sediment acoustics and geology through increased penetration and superior resolution. The ECHOES CHIRP 3.5 kHz antenna is based on 7 wideband technology transducers which provide for improved directivity and has a power output of up to 9KW. The flat spectrum ranges from 1.8 to 5.2 kHz and is centred on 3.5 kHz. The data acquisition software (Delph Seismic+) includes a true multi-ping... (read more)
2005-05-05 12:00:00
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