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Sontek 10 MHz Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter

Manufacturer: SonTek
Measurement Category: Oceanographic
Operating Environment: Underwater
Version(s): 10 MHz, 5 MHz
Mounting: Standard: Vertical orientation. Dependent on probe head.
Communication Protocol: RS-232, Voltage
Operating Mode: Free Streaming
Power Supply Type: VDC
Power Specification: 12 - 24 VDC; 2.5-4 W operating power; 1 mW sleep
External Input: Lab models: Analog input for synchronization


The SonTek 10-MHz ADV (Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter) is a proven, accurate solution for high-precision, 3-axis (3D), velocity measurements in a wide variety of settings from the laboratory to the ocean. ADV performance has been shown to compare favorably with laser Doppler systems costing ten times as much.

Instrument Measurements

  • 3D Velocity Point Measurement (Current)

Measurement Specifications
Sampling Rate: 0.1 to 25 Hz Sampling Volume: 0.25 cc Sampling Distance: 10 cm Resolution: 0.01 cm/s Velocity Ranges: 3, 10, 30, 100, 250 cm/s

Optional Sensors

No optional sensors provided. Please add sensors.

Notes, Considerations & Recommendations

Standard cable 10m; 100 m available. Analog and serial outputs. Optional sensors available. Optional probe configurations avalable.

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