uvSVX - Sound Velocity, Temperature and Pressure with calculated Salinity & Density for an Underwater Vehicle
Designed for underwater vehicles where space is at a premium, the compact uvSVX features Valeport’s Time of Flight technology that delivers SVP with calculated salinity and density data.
Interchangeable Pressure Sensors
High accuracy data is assured with the addition of Valeport’s uniquely interchangeable pressure module that allows users to maximise operationally specific depth requirements.
This advanced, calibrated pressure module, is quickly and easily changed whilst in the field, using the Valeport supplied adapter and without opening the instrument. Delivering accuracy to 0.01%, the interchangeable pressure transducer is available in 10, 20, 30, 50, 100, 200, 300, 400 and 600 Bar variants.
Using the latest developments in digital sensor technology the new uvSVX is lightweight, housed in titanium with a depth rating of 6000m and delivers reliable, accurate performance under all conditions.
Valeport Configure has been introduced to simplify the configuration of instruments prior to deployment. It can be used instead of DataLog x2 for uvSVX and miniIPS2 immediately. Some important points to note about the download · Presently available for windows 10 PC only Functionality · Instrument set up and set to work
Each sound velocity measurement is made using a single pulse of sound traveling over a known distance, so is independent of the inherent calculation errors present in all CTDs. Our unique digital signal processing technique virtually eliminates signal noise, and gives an almost instantaneous response; the digital measurement is also entirely linear, giving predictable performance under all conditions.
1375 - 1900m/s
-5°C to +35°C
Interchangeable Pressure Sensor Module
10, 20, 30, 50, 100, 200, 300, 400 & 600 Bar
dBar (default option) | Meters | Feet
Calculated Parameters and Accuracies
Calculations based on Valeport’s proprietary DASH formula
Salinity ±0.05 PSU
Density ±0.05 kg/m³
RS232 & RS485 or Ethernet output. RS232 data may be taken directly into a PC over cables up to 200m long, whereas RS485 is suitable for longer cables (up to 1000m) and allows for multiple addressed units on a single cable
8 data bits, 1 stop bit. No parity. No flow control
8N1 or 8E1 framing
RS232 & RS485
ASCII text data format compatible with Valeport DataLog X2 and BathyLog software, allowing real-time depth correction using Density Profiles
78mmØ x 218mm (excluding connector)
Vibration & Shock
Tested to standard ISO 13628-6:2006 (Q2 Levels)
1.9kg (in air)
42 x 32 x 30, 5kg
9-28V DC (isolated)
RS232 & RS485 version - 30mA @ 12V DC Ethernet version - 130mA @ 12V DC
for RS232/RS485 version Supplied with: • 0.5m interface cable • Operation manual and transit case
for Ethernet version Supplied with: • 0.5m interface cable • Operation manual and transit case
XX denotes pressure transducer range. Select from 10, 20, 30, 50, 100, 200, 300, 400 or 600 Bar Two communication options of the uvSVX will be offered, RS232 / RS485 and Ethernet
Additional interchangeable pressure modules
XX denotes pressure transducer range. Select from 10, 20, 30, 50, 100, 200, 300, 400 or 600 Bar
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.