The SonTek 10-MHz ADV (Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter) is a proven, accurate solution for high-precision, 3-axis (3D), velocity measurements in a wide variety of settings from the laboratory to the ocean. ADV performance has been shown to compare favorably with laser Doppler systems costing ten times as much. In addition, the ADV is extremely simple to set up and use. Most users are taking high quality data within minutes of receiving the system.
The SonTek 10-MHz ADV (Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter) is a versatile, high-precision instrument used to measure 3D water velocity. The ADV is used to measure water velocity in a wide range of environments including laboratories, rivers, estuaries, and the ocean.
- Self-contained processor in splash-proof or underwater housing
- Sensor mounted on 25 cm stem
- Standard cable length to processor: 10 m
- Analog and serial outputs
- Sensor mounted on a 100cm cable
- Built-in rechargeable battery for Splash Proof systems
- Compass/Tilt sensor
- Several probe configurations available
- Strain-gage pressure sensor - (0.1%)
- Resonant pressure transducer - (0.01%)
Available in both laboratory and field-ruggedized configurations, the ADV has proven its versatility and reliability in a wide variety of applications.
|Sampling Rate||0.1 to 25 Hz|
|Sampling Volume||0.25 cc|
|Distance to Sampling Volume||10 cm|
|Programmed Velocity Range||3, 10, 30, 100, 250 cm/s|
|Accuracy||1% of measured velocity, 0.25 cm/s|
|Maximum Depth||60 m|
|Compass/Tilt Sensor — Heading, Pitch, Roll Resolution||0.1°|
|Compass/Tilt Sensor — Heading Accuracy||±2°|
|Compass/Tilt Sensor — Pitch, Roll Accuracy||±1°|
|Input Power||12-24 VDC|
|Typical Power Consumption||2.5 to 4.0 W Operating | <1mW Sleep|
HorizonADV — v 1.20 — 05Jul2007
ADVField and MicroADVField data collection and review software.
*Note: ADV systems using HorizonADV must have ADV CPU firmware version 8.0 or later installed. If you need to update your system's firmware, contact SonTek Support.
Important: If you have a version of HorizonADV earlier than v1.00, we recommend that you UNINSTALL the "old" version before installing the "new" version. This is REQUIRED for any of our beta testers.
WinADV — v 2.029 —
WinADV is ADV postprocessing software for Windows developed by Tony Wahl (USBR).
ADVField Firmware — v 8.9 — 24Jan2011
SonTek has released ADVField firmware version 8.9. This firmware corrects an issue in all previous firmware versions affecting autonomous deployments in 2011 and beyond. For additional details please refer to the Release Document included in the firmware package.
ADVLab DOS Suite (Standard) — v 4.40 — 07Nov2001
ADVLab DOS-based programs used to control operation and to access data. This version is for systems WITHOUT analog inputs.
ADVLab DOS Suite (Analog Inputs) — v 4.40 — 07Nov2001
ADVLab DOS-based programs used to control operation and to access data. This version is for systems WITH analog inputs.Get Software