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HydroScat-2 Backscattering Sensor - Fluorometer

Overview Specifications Options Manual Software

Mechanical

  • Diameter: 11.7 cm (4.6")
  • Length: 23cm (9.1") excluding connector
  • Weight: 4.0 kg dry, 1.5 kg submerged
HydroScat-2

HydroScat-2

with optional copper face plate

Optical

  • Standard wavelengths: 420, 700 nm (2 channels elastic backscattering and 1 channel fluorescence)
  • Available wavelengths: 420, 442, 470, 488, 510, 532, 550, 590, 620, 676, 700, 852 nm
  • Spectral Bandwidth: 10 nm (20 nm for 676, 40 nm for 700)
  • Nominal Backcattering Angle: 140°
  • Noise in bb: depending on wavelength, 2 x 10-5 to 2 x 10-4 m-1 RMS 
    (dark noise at 1 sample/s)
  • Offset uncertainty of  bb: depending on wavelength, 5 x 10-5 to 5 x 10-4 m-1

Electrical

  • Internal rechargeable batteries provide up to 20 hours continuous operation
  • Optional external power supply: 10V to 15V, 1.0W typical
  • Power/Data Connector: Subconn MCBH8M; Mate MCIL8F
  • Pin Assignments:
    • Pin 1: External supply voltage (10-15V)
    • Pin 2: Common
    • Pin 3: RS232 Receive
    • Pin 4: RS232 Transmit
    • Pin 5: Battery charge voltage (18-24V)
    • Pin 6: Shutter control (optional)
    • Pin 7: Shutter control (optional)
    • Pin 8: Battery Disable (not connected on older units)
  • Data Interface: RS232 (RS485 optional), 9600 to 57600 baud

Environmental

  • Operating Temperature: 0 to 35 C
  • Maximum Depth: 330 m (500 m and 4,000 m options available)

Data Logging

  • Standard memory stores 14,000 samples of optical channels and depth (optional flash memory adds non-volatile storage of millions of samples).
  • Variable, programmable sampling rates.
  • Max sampling rate 10 Hz.
  • Continuous or burst-mode sampling controlled by real-time clock or manual switch.
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