Vectrino

A new Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter for the laboratory

 

Vectrino used outdoorThe Vectrino is a high-resolution acoustic velocimeter used to measure 3D water velocity in a wide variety of applications from the laboratory to the ocean. The basis measurement technology is coherent Doppler processing, which is characterized by accurate data with no appreciable zero offset.

What Is New?

The Vectrino represents a leap forward in performance:

  • Minimized size of the electronics makes it fit inside the base instrument.
  • Reduced probe size minimizes the flow interference from the probe itself.
  • A fourth receiver improves turbulence measurements and provides redundancy.
  • Increased internal sampling rate reduces measurement noise.
  • Increased maximum velocity range.
  • Probe configuration file stored on probe board simplifies a change of probes.
  • Integrated temperature sensor in the probe.
  • Parallelized receiver increases the number of samples by four (Vectrino+ firmware only).

The Vectrino+ Option

The Vectrino can be configured with the standard or the Vectrino+ (“Vectrino Plus”) firmware.

The standard firmware has a performance similar to that of the standard NDV/ADV®, with a maximum output rate of 25Hz.

The Vectrino+ firmware allows data collection rates up to 200Hz. It also contains a separate echo sounder mode, where the distance to the bottom is measured with sub millimeter accuracy at 10 Hz.

Configuring Your Vectrino

Firmware

The Vectrino can be configured with the standard or the Vectrino+ (“Vectrino Plus”) firmware.

The standard firmware has a performance similar to that of the standard NDV/ADV®, with a maximum output rate of 25Hz.

The Vectrino+ firmware allows data collection rates up to 200Hz. Several enhancements are planned for the Vectrino+ firmware, including a separate echo sounder mode.

Probe Configuration

Available probe configurations are:

Downlooking probe
Sidelooking probe
Field probe
Above left: Downlooking probe
Above right: Sidelooking probe
Right: Field probe

Stem Configuration

Available stem configurations are:

Stems


From left: Downlooking cable probe, sidelooking cable probe, fixed stem field probe, fixed stem sidelooking probe, fixed stem downlooking probe.

Downlooking cableSidelooking cable


Downlooking cable probe close-up

Sidelooking cable probe close-up

Connectors

Two connectors are available:

Connectors


From left: MCBH-12-FS bronze (Impulse) and splash proof connector

Shipping Boxes

Two shipping boxes are available:

Shipping boxes


Combined tramsportation and storage case (front), simple transportation case (back)