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Nortek Aquadopp Profiler

Manufacturer: NortekUSA
Measurement Category: Oceanographic
Operating Environment: Underwater
Version(s): Sensor Frequency (Range): 400 kHz (60-90 m), 600 kHz (30-40 m), 1.0 MHz (12-20 m), 2.0 MHz (4-10 m), 600 kHz Z-Cell (30-40 m), 1.0 MHz Z-Cell (12-20 m), 1.0 MHz DR (6 m), 2.0 MHz (3 m)
Mounting: Vertical and Sideways options;
Communication Protocol: RS-232, RS-422, Internal Logging
Operating Mode: Free Streaming, Stand Alone
Power Supply Type: VDC, Battery
Power Specification: 9-15 VDC, 3A peak, 0.2-1.5 W average consumption; 0.3 uW sleep
External Input: 2 Analog, 0-5 V, 16 bit A/D


The Aquadopp Profiler measures water column current profiles using acoustic Doppler technology. There are multiple transducer heads available to accommodate 2D and 3D measurements, with multiple ranges and multiple depth ratings. Different heads and post-processing techniques faciliatate different measurements.

Instrument Measurements

  • Non-Directional Spectra (Wave)
  • Directional Spectra (Wave)
  • Wave Statistics (Wave)
  • Sea Surface Height (Tidal)
  • 3D Velocity Profile (Current)
  • Thickness (Ice)
  • Pressure (Water)
  • Temperature (Water)
  • Heading (Orientation)
  • Roll and Pitch (Orientation)

Measurement Specifications
Depth rating: Standard 300 m. 3000 m and 6000 m versions available. See spec sheet for additonal sensor details.

Optional Sensors

No optional sensors provided. Please add sensors.

Notes, Considerations & Recommendations

Requires post processing software.

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