Turn your buoy into an intelligent data collecting platform. A directional wave sensor module suitable for integration to different buoys and loggers. It is intended for commercial as well as research use. The sensor processes wave data and is configurable to present parameters and wave spectrum directly. The sensor can be connected to a SmartGuard using the CANbus based AiCaP protocol. It can also be connected to a PC or third party systems through the RS-232 interface.
Aanderaa Pressure Based Sensor
Wave & Tide Sensor 5218/5218R are compact fully integrated sensors for measuring the wave and/or tide conditions. The sensor is designed to be mounted on the Aanderaa SEAGUARD® Platform or via cable connected to SmartGuard Datalogger. The sensor may also be used as stand alone with RS-232 output. The 5218R sensor is designed for use with long cables by means of an RS- 422 full duplex interface. The R-version can not be used in SeaGuard applications.
The sensor is also available in a vented version. This means that the sensor is automatically compensated for air pressure. This is done by use of a compensating unit placed in air and an air-pipe in the cable between the sensor and compensating unit.
The sensor application areas are in fixed installations, either deployed in a seabed installation in shallow waters, or mounted onto a fixed structure in the upper water column. Typical applications for the sensor are measurements of tide and wave in ports and harbors, marine operations, weather forecast, and climate studies.