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Ocean Observer 38kHz (OO38)

Product Name:Ocean Observer 38kHz (OO38)
Product Description:
Year of last update:1997
Length [m]:0.38
Width [m]:0.48
Height [m]:0.18
Weight in air [kg]:283
Weight in water [kg]:210
Min. operating power [V]:90
Max. operating power [V]:250
Max. operating depth [m]:100
Max. battery lifetime [days]:0
True Bottom Tracking Capability:Y
Max. speed of boat [km] :
Max. range to bottom [m]:
Doppler Current Profiler 
Center working frequency [kHz]:38
Max. typical profiling range [m]:1400
Number of beams:4
Nadir angle [deg]:30
Max. Number of cells per beam:128
Min. blanking distance [m]:16
Lost data at far boundary [%]:15
Max. ping rate [Hz]:0.3
Min. vertical resolution [m]:8
Min. cell size [m]:8
Max. cell size [m]:32
Cell overlap [%]:25
Max. velocity [m/s]:10
Speed dependent uncertainty: horizontal [%]:0
Speed independent uncertainty: horizontal [cm/s]:0.5
Speed dependent uncertainty: vertical [%]:
Speed independent uncertainty: vertical [cm/s]:0.18
Surface reference capability:N
Surface current measurement:N
Compensation for sound speed:Y
Single ping rejection of outliers :Y
Uncertainty of single ping horizontal velocity for default cell size [cm/sec]:
Uncertainty of single ping vertical velocity for default cell size [cm/sec]:
Standard Sensors 
Temperature: min [°C]:-5
Temperature: max. [°C]:45
Temperature: uncertainty [°C]:
Tilt: max. [deg]:45
Tilt: uncertainty [deg]:
Compass type :Magnetic
Deployment method 
Moving vessel:Y
Bottom mount:N
Inline string mooring:N
Data Buoy:Y
Marine structures:Y
Auxiliary Sensors 
Acoustic modem:N
Relocation of transponder:N
Wave direction:Y
Speed of sound:N
Other specifications 
Real-time interfacing:RS232; RS422
Min. external power [Voltage]:90
Max. external power [Voltage]:250
Max. cable length [m]:300
Baudrate [kbit/s]:115
External battery container:N
Data acquisition software and processing software:VMDAS; WINADCP
Typical applications:Physical & Biological Oceanography; Coastal Engineering; Hydrology; Fisheries; Pipe & Cable Laying; Offshore Oil; Marine Renewables; Observatories; Plume Tracking; Transport & Discharge; Model Calibration

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  • Teledyne Marine

  • 1026 North Williamson Blvd.
  • 32114 Daytona Beach
  • Florida
  • United States of America



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