The miniSVP, a budget Sound Velocity Profiler designed to make the best SV measurements in the world available to everyone.
Featuring Valeport’s unique acclaimed “time of flight” SV sensor, the miniSVP is available in either 500m rated acetal or 6000m rated titanium versions. A single C cell and large Flash memory allow hundreds of profiles to be recorded, and the pre-programmed profiling patterns allow it to be set up and deployed quickly and easily.
Fitted with Valeport’s digital time of flight sound velocity sensor, a PRT temperature sensor, and strain gauge pressure transducer.
1375 - 1900m/s
-5°C to +35°C
5, 10, 30, 50, 100, 300 or 600 Bar
Features a selection of pre-programmed sampling regimes, covering many standard applications. Data may be sampled from 1 to 16Hz, making it suitable for rapid profiling or for continuous measurement at a fixed point.
Regular output from all sensors at 1, 2, 4, 8 or 16Hz.
Logs data as the device falls (or rises) by a defined amount through the water column.
Will operate autonomously, with setup and data extraction performed by direct communications with PC. Operates in real time, with a choice of communication protocols fitted as standard and selected by pin choice on the output connector
Up to 200m cable, direct to serial port
Up to 1000m cable
38400, 57600 or 115200
8 data bits, 1 stop bit, No parity, No flow control
Bluetooth logger and communication set available for cable free data recovery. Bluetooth module is limited to a depth rating of 500m
Fitted with a solid state non-volatile Flash memory, capable of storing over 10million lines of data (equivalent to 10,000 profiles to 500m, at 1m profile resolution).
1 x C cell, 1.5V alkaline or 3.6V lithium
9 – 28V DC
approximately 30 hours operation (alkaline) approximately 90 hours operation (lithium)
Some users need the superior Sound Velocity data from an SVP with the Salinity and Density data from a CTD. So Valeport has come up with the unique MIDAS SVX2 that combines both technologies to give the best of both worlds.