Satlantic and WET Labs have partnered to develop the ECO-PAR™ sensor, which provides highly accurate measurements of PAR (400–700 nm) in all aquatic environments.
Equipped with quality precision optics and proven Bio-wiper™ technology, the ECO-PAR™ sensor can be deployed for extended periods without a reduction in data quality caused by biofouling. Additionally, the ECO-PAR™ has optional internal data logging and power capabilities, precluding the need for an external logging device and battery pack.
- Long-term monitoring on moorings and buoys
- Water quality studies
- Phytoplankton physiology and photosynthesis studies
- Aquatic productivity studies
|Weight in air||0.4 kg|
|Weight in water||0.02 kg|
|Pressure housing||Acetal copolymer|
|Temperature range||0–30 deg C|
|Depth rating||200 m|
|Collector area||86 mm 2|
|Detectors||17 mm 2 silicon photodiode|
|Field of view||Cosine response (within 3% @ 0–60 degrees)|
|Digital output resolution||14 bit|
|RS-232 output||19200 baud|
|Analog output signal||0–5 V|
|Internal data logging||optional|
|Bio-wiper™ cycle||140 mA|
|Current, typical||80 mA|
|Current, sleep||85 µA|
|Data memory||90,000 samples|
|Sample rate||to 8 Hz|
SatView is a real-time interactive data logging and display application for use with Satlantic radiometers. SatView makes it easy to connect to your Satlantic instruments and view time series, spectral plots, and depth profiles while capturing data for subsequent conversion and post-processing.
SatView features include:
- Easy set up and configuration management
- Serial communications direct to instruments
- Real-time graphical display of incoming data
- Ancillary sensor integration
- Custom log file headers
- Surface pressure tare
- Support for profiling, in-situ and towing deployments
Download SatView 2.9.5
SatView 2.9 provides Windows 7 compatibility, improved PAR sensor support, wavelength range settings for spectral views, additional cast card fields for post-processing, support for up to 96 serial ports, GPS data validation and many more. Please refer to the release notes for a detailed list of recent improvements.
SatCon is a software utility for converting raw binary data, as logged by SatView, into readable ASCII text suitable for import by third party applications such as spreadsheets or databases. Data can be extracted in calibrated physical units or raw binary counts. SatCon can be operated interactively through a user friendly graphical interface, or in batch mode as a background process.
For minimum system requirements, installation instructions, and new features, please refer to the release notes in the SatCon User Manual.
Download SatCon 1.5.5
What are SIP files?
Files that are delivered with Satlantic and third party equipment to describe the sensors data output and calibration coefficients come in two types. Calibration files or *.cal files and telemetry definition format files or *.tdf files. In some cases, systems are created that network many sensors together and their combined data is provided in one serial output.
The simplest example is a HOCR sensor that generates both light and dark frames. A more complex example is a HPROII profiling system that may contain as many as 5 sensors and 7 individual calibration and tdf files. These files must be used to both collect and process the data.
This can become quite confusing to keep track of all these files so Satlantic developed SIP files. All CAL and TDF files required for a system are zipped using winzip and the extension changed from *.ZIP to *.SIP. The file name includes the system description (usually the network master serial number) and the creation date. This SIP file can then be used in place of individual files to collect and process data.
The Bioshutter II is an autonomous underwater shutter attachment designed for use with Satlantic radiometers. The primary purpose of the shutter is to prevent marine bio-fouling of the sensor optics in moored, time-series application. Copper, and copper-based alloys have long been known to have good resistance against bio fouling and have been used in a diverse variety of commercial applications. Scientists working at the University of California Santa Barbara Ocean Physics Lab under the auspices of the National Ocean Partnership Programs' (NOPP) Ocean System of Chemical, Optical, and Physcial Experiments (O-SCOPE) project developed an underwater shutter device for use with instruments such as Satlantic's OCR-500 and HyperOCR series instruments. The Satlantic Bioshutter II device builds upon the success of this instrument by combining an innovative copper shutter and an input power controlled motor drive assembly to ensure robust operation in harsh marine environments.
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