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Sontek Acoustic Doppler Profiler

Manufacturer: SonTek
Measurement Category: Oceanographic
Operating Environment: Underwater
Version(s): Sensor Frequency (Range): 250 kHz (160 - 180 m), 500 kHz (70 - 120 m), 1 MHz (25 to 35 m), 1.5 MHz (15 to 25 m)
Mounting: Vertical and horizontal options
Operating Mode: Free Streaming, Stand Alone
Power Supply Type: VDC
Power Specification: 12 - 24 VDC; 2 - 5 W operational; <1 mW sleep
External Input: Optional: CT Sensor, OBS turbidity sensor, Bottom/tracking/GPS interface


The SonTek ADP (Acoustic Doppler Profiler) is a 3-axis (3D) water current profiler that is accurate, reliable, and easy to use. The 1.5-MHz profiler is available as a Mini-ADP featuring a compact transducer head designed for applications where small size is critical.

Instrument Measurements

  • 3D Velocity Profile (Current)
  • Temperature (Water)
  • Heading (Orientation)
  • Roll and Pitch (Orientation)

Measurement Specifications
See spec sheet for additional sensor details. Feel free to update this field to include pertinent details.

Optional Sensors

No optional sensors provided. Please add sensors.

Notes, Considerations & Recommendations

Sensor collects data for directional wave Spectra.

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