Free-Falling Optical Profiler

Free-falling Optical Profiler

A versatile platform for measuring the apparent optical properties of the ocean and designed to interchange Satlantic's hyperspectral or multispectral optical sensors.

Electrical Characteristics

A/D Conversion: 16 bit ADC
Sample rate: 12 Hz max
Data rate: 57.6 k baud
Telemetry interface: RS-422 / RS-232
Power requirements: Powered throughMDU-200 & 12VDC PS

Physical Characteristics

Length: 100 cm
Weight: 8.2 kg
Descent rate: 0.1 - 1.0 m/sec
(user adjustable)
Operating temperature: -2.5 to 40 degrees C
Depth Rating: 220 m

Ancillary Sensors

Pressure Sensor
Range: 30 bar (435 psi) ;
  10 bar (145 psi) optional
Accuracy: 0.01 % FS
Resolution: 0.002 % FS
External Temperature Sensor
Range: -2 to + 32 degrees C
Accuracy: 0.005 degrees C
Precision: 0.001 degrees C
Conductivity Sensor
Range: 0-70 mS/cm
Accuracy: 0.005 mS/cm
Resolution: 0.001 mS/cm
Tilt Sensor
Linear range: +/- 45 degrees C
Accuracy: <0.2 degrees C
Optional Sensors WET Labs ECO pucks: Fluorescence, Backscattering, Turbidity