Nortek has collaborated with scientists to integrate an Aquadopp Profiler on a WEBB Glider.
The pulse coherent technology embedded in the HR version of the Aquadopp profiler provides a higher temporal and spatial resolution than what we are used to seeing with Doppler current profilers. A recent test off a dock in Coconut Grove, Miami illustrates the point.
The February 2008 issue of Sea Technology describes a new method for using the AWAC for directional wave measurements from a subsurface buoy.
What do you do when you have four octagonal pipes deep in the ground, and you want to know the velocity of the water flowing through these pipes? No conventional flow sensor nor any standard Doppler current profiler could solve this challenge, so Alstom decided to talk to Nortek.
As part of an engineering effort that lasted for all of 2007, the circuit board inside the Aquadopp and the Aquadopp profiler has shrunk by about 10 cm (4 in). As a result, it is possible to fit the instrument inside smaller spaces and it is easier to integrate the instruments in OEM applications.
The activity level is growing all over the world and Nortek instrument sales made another 25% leap from 2006 to 2007. As a result, both NortekUSA in Annapolis and Dutch subsidiary Qmetrix have been forced to find new offices to meet the demand for more space.