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.
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.
500 kHz broadband transducer
0.1m – 100m
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.
Temperature compensated piezo-resistive
10, 30, 100, 300 or 600 Bar
Continuous or data on demand (by command/TTL)
1, 2, 4Hz and continuous
Titanium (6000m rated)
standard unit: <1kg in air with pressure: <1.5kg in air
SubConn MCBH10F Titanium
36 x 29 x 16cm <3Kg
RS232 & RS485 fitted as standard
4800 to 115200 baud, (8,1,N)
User defined output formatting
0-5/10V fitted as standard
9 – 28V DC
<125 mA @12V
VA500 Altimeter, in Titanium
VA500P Altimeter with 0.01% FS pressure sensor, in Titanium
VA500RA Altimeter Right Angled sensor in Titanium
VA500RAP Altimeter Right Angled sensor, in Titanium with 0.01% FS pressure sensor
All supplied with 50cm pigtail, operation manual and transit case
The miniIPS is a precision underwater pressure sensor; 0.01% accuracy, a titanium housing and a choice of pressure ranges make it a cost-effective solution for offshore engineers, vehicle pilots and other operators who require highly accurate depth information in real-time.