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Acoustic Release KUMQuat


 
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Product Name:Acoustic Release KUMQuat
Product Description:The acoustic releaser KUMQUAT is used in instrument carriers like landers, OBS-Systems as well as in complete moorings. After the research period an acoustic signal is sent down to the instrument and the releaser opens the hook. Optionally the release can also be effected with an integrated timer. Additionally the releaser is able to head for external instruments and to send replies to the deck unit. The releaser is available in lightweight version with 250kg release load and in heavy load version with 1000kg release load. A version for 12.000m waterdepth is also available.
Year of initial introduction :2003
Year of latest version:2016
Main applications:Moorings, Landers, Instrument Carrier, OBS (Ocean Bottom Seismometer), OBP (Ocean Bottom Pressure Recorder)
Field of Use:Research (Gephysics, Earth Studies, Biology, ...), Oil & Gas (Exploration, Reservoir Monitoring, 3D-Seismics, ...), Tsunami-Warning
Hardware/software requirements 
RAM memory [GB]:
HD [GB]:
Processor (CPU):
Operating System:
Dedicated software:
Dedicated hardware:
Power Supply  
External power supply [V]:
Battery type:12 x Alkaline C-cells
Battery life [hr]:20000
Physical Properties  
Length [cm]:57
Diameter [cm]:11
Weight in air [kg]:11
Weight in water [kg]:6.3
Housing material:Titanium
Operating properties 
Depth rating {m}:6000 / 12000
Transmit frequency min. [Hz]:7500
Transmit frequency max. [Hz]:15000
All transmit frequencies [Hz]:
Receive frequency [Hz]:12000
Transmit Source Level (dB re 1 μPa @ 1 m):190
Receive Sensitivity (dB re 1μPa):80
Transducer Beamshape:omnidirectional
Safe Working Load (4:1) [Kg]:2500
Additional specifications 
Release Mechanism:mechanical
Additional sensors:Control of connected instruments via acoustics
Electrical trigger:Y
 


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