Rugged build quality with high-end ADV® performance is what the ADVOcean-Hydra is all about. Representing the ultimate solution to measuring precise 3D velocity in the most challenging environments, the ADVOcean/Hydra can be integrated with an array of external sensors for a complete oceanographic data collection system. With the optional RPT pressure sensor, this powerful system is able to sample both pressure and velocity at up to 25 Hz, making it the definitive solution for studying nearshore processes.
The Hydra (package option featuring the ADVOcean probe) is a fully integrated, 3-axis (3D), ocean sensor system that includes a powerful data acquisition system, a high-resolution velocity sensor, a strain gage pressure sensor, and top-of-the-line sensors from other manufacturers all in one seamless package.
Hydra Standard Features
- ADVOcean in an autonomous configuration
- 5MHz ADVOcean Probe with integrated compass/tilt sensor and piezoresistive pressure sensor
- Processor electronics package in cylindrical underwater canister with 2 GB recorder and two alkaline battery packs
- ViewHydra Windows data analysis software
Hydra Optional Features
- Internal RPT silicon resonance pressure sensor
- SeaBird CT Sensor serial interface
- Optical Backscatter Sensor analog interface
- 10 MHz ADV Probe on stem or flexible cable with 10 cm distance to sampling volume
- ViewHydra Pro advanced data analysis software
|Programmable Velocity Range Scales||5, 20, 50, 200, 500 cm/s|
|Velocity — Resolution||0.1 cm/s|
|Velocity — Accuracy||±1% of measured velocity, ±0.5 cm/s at up to 25 Hz|
|Temperature — Resolution||0.01°C|
|Temperature — Accuracy||±0.1°C|
|Power — Input||12-24 VDC|
|Typical Continuous Operating Power Consumption||2.5 to 4.0 W|
|Battery capacity — Alkaline, 2 packs||1200 W·h|
|Compass/Tilt Sensor — Heading, Pitch, Roll Resolution||0.1°|
|Compass/Tilt Sensor — Heading Accuracy||±2°|
|Compass/Tilt Sensor — Pitch, Roll Accuracy||±1°|
|Operating Temperature||-5° to 45°C|
|Storage Temperature||-10° to 60°C|
|Depth Rating - Delrin probe||400 m|
|Depth Rating - Stainless Steel probe||400 m|
|Canister Dimensions - Diameter x Height||16.5cm x 74.9cm|
|Hydra Optional Resonance Pressure Transducer (RPT) - Accuracy||0.01%|
|RPT - Maximum Depth||20 m|
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.
ViewHydra Software — v 2.93 — 04Feb2004
Hydra data display and analysis software (Windows).
ViewHydraPro — v 2.93 — 04Feb2004
Hydra data display and analysis software (Windows). This "Pro" version supports directional wave measurement studies and advanced data analysis. Requires directional waves option.
*Note: A software license is required to run this program. This license requires that you purchase the directional waves option. If you have this option, but have not received the required software license, you can request a ViewHydraPro software license.Get Software