Remote controlled boats for Hydrometric measurements

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    In yesterdays international hydrometry group video meeting Dave showed yet another remote controlled boat for ADCPs.

     

    Have anyone heard of more than these ones?

    rQPOD, Xylem SonTek

    Arc Boat Lite, HR Wallingford

    Arc Boat, HR Wallingford

    surfbee.io

    Riverdrone France

    Q (also Z) boat OceanScience

    Q (also Z) boat 1250 OceanScience

    Oceanalpha.com

    Apache 4, just found yet another one

     

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      AvatarOle
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        Besides the above mentioned once:

        I just found out that there is another company that sells remote controlled boat for ADCPs and even ADCPs(!) from Sweden.

        Main page:
        https://www.satlab.com.se/

        Boat:
        https://www.satlab.com.se/product-category/hydrography-oceanography/

        ADCPs:

        HydroFlow Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler

        Do you have any contact or experiences with these?

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        Ole Rössler
        Federal Institute of Hydrology
        Koblenz, Germany
        email: roessler at bafg.de

      • #681

        Wow I did not know this. Have anyone tested these ADCPs?

        Mikael

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        AvatarOle
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          We are now in contact with them. The price tag is very reasonable, and we hope that we can invite them to our next regatta in June.

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          Ole Rössler
          Federal Institute of Hydrology
          Koblenz, Germany
          email: roessler at bafg.de

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          Avatarkevinaoberg
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            I also was unaware of this company.  I put together these tables to give me some idea of how it compares to other ADCPs. The info comes from manufacturer’s specifications.  If I have anything wrong, please fee free to provide a correction here.  I only showed the information for the 1200 kHz.  They don’t say this explicitly but I think that the 600 kHz has a larger diameter, perhaps because the transducers are larger?

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