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VA500 Altimeter

The VA500 Altimeter delivers a new solution for the ROV, AUV and Hydrographic community to the problem of underwater positioning.

With the option of integrating a high accuracy pressure sensor (0.01%) as used in the miniIPS it becomes an unbeatable package. State of the art signal processing offers unrivalled range and performance from a 500kHz transducer. Expect millimetre precision, 0.1m – 100m range, RS232/RS485/0-5V & 0-10V analogue outputs with a wide range power supply in a compact, robust package.


Support

VA500 Altimeter Datasheet
VA500 Altimeter Operating Manual
DataLog Express Operating Manual

Software

DataLog Express
l1

Technical Specifications

Sensors

Acoustic

State of the art signal processing technology provides stable, repeatable readings while allowing the range to be extended to unrivalled distances for a 500kHz altimeter.

Type:
500 kHz broadband transducer
Range:
0.1m – 100m
Resolution:
1mm
Beam Angle:
±3°

Pressure

The optional pressure sensor fitted to the Altimeter is a temperature compensated piezo-resistive sensor, which delivers the performance previously only available from a resonant quartz sensor at a more cost-effective price.

Type:
Temperature compensated piezo-resistive
Range:
10, 30, 100, 300 or 600 Bar
Accuracy:
±0.01% FS
Resolution:
0.001% FS

Data Acquisition

Sampling:
Continuous or data on demand
(by command/TTL)
Data Rate:
1, 2, 4Hz and continuous

Physical

Housing:
Titanium (6000m rated)
Weight:
standard unit: <1kg in air
with pressure: <1.5kg in air
Connector:
SubConn MCBH10F
Titanium
Shipping:
36 x 29 x 16cm
<3Kg

Communications

Digital Output:
RS232 & RS485 fitted as standard
Protocol:
4800 to 115200 baud, (8,1,N)
Format:
User defined output formatting
Analogue output:
0-5/10V fitted as standard

Power Requirements

Input:
9 – 28V DC
Power:
<125 mA @12V

Ordering

0430003
VA500 Altimeter, in Titanium
0430004
VA500P Altimeter with 0.01% FS pressure sensor, in
Titanium
0430005
VA500RA Altimeter
Right Angled sensor in Titanium
0430006
VA500RAP Altimeter
Right Angled sensor, in Titanium with 0.01% FS pressure sensor
All supplied with 50cm pigtail, operation manual and transit case

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