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.

Profiling Hardware (Deck Unit and Cabling) (Optional)

The MDU-300 deck unit serves as both a nominal 48 Volt DC power source for the in-situ FIRe system and as an RS-422 to RS-232 level converter. The MDU-300 provides three connectors for data and power.

Float collar

The removeable flotation collar is easily mounted to the profiler for real time, near-surface measurments. Upwelling radiance and irradiance measurments can be collected as close as 5 cm from the sea surface.