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Nortek Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter

Manufacturer: NortekUSA
Measurement Category: Oceanographic
Operating Environment: Underwater
Version(s): Vector: Field, Vectrino: Lab
Communication Protocol: RS-232, RS-422, Voltage
Operating Mode: Free Streaming
Power Supply Type: Battery, VDC
Power Specification: 9-18 VDC, Internal Battery
External Input: 2 Analog, 0-5 V, 16 bit A/D


The Vector is a field instrument designed for measurements of rapid small scale changes in 3D velocity, used for turbulence, boundary layer measurements, surf zone measurements, and measurements in very low flow areas. The Vectrino is the lab version.

Instrument Measurements

  • 3D Velocity Point Measurement (Current)
  • Temperature (Water)

Measurement Specifications
See spec sheet for additonal sensor details.

Optional Sensors

No optional sensors provided. Please add sensors.

Notes, Considerations & Recommendations

One analog output for each velocity component, or two velocities and pressure. Available with optional motion sensor.

User Experience

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Nortek Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter: User Experience Report

Nortek Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter: User Experience Report