The Aquadopp is probably the most versatile single-point current meter on the market. It is cost-effective, robust and has a wide range of applications. The system electronics integrates accurate Doppler velocity measurements with standard sensors such as temperature, pressure, tilt, and compass. It is low maintenance, has no moving parts, requires no recalibration, and has no zero-point drift over time. The instrument can be used in real-time applications but also comes standard with an internal recorder, batteries and a highly sophisticated power management that makes it the system of choice for self-contained deployments.
The Aquadopp includes a complete suite of Windows® software for real-time data collection and for planning and control of a self-contained deployment. It is also designed to be integrated with third party controllers using the RS232/RS422 interface (binary or ASCII), analog outputs, or from a Windows® computer using ActiveX controls.
The flexible transducer design is the key to the wide range of Aquadopp applications. Instead of using machined parts, the sensor head is molded to allow the transducer beams to point in any way imaginable. New configurations are made continually and some of the more common ones can be found in the Aquadopp brochure.
In addition to the regular data collection, the Aquadopp can be set to collect data at 1Hz for a specified duration and at user specified intervals. This diagnostic mode is a unique feature for the Aquadopp. This mode was originally introduced to learn more about mooring motion, but it quickly proved popular also for wave data collection.