Sound velocity profiler for underwater vehicles

Paul Boughton

Valeport’s UV-SVP (Underwater Vehicle – Sound Velocity Profiler) is based on the company’s miniSVS and offers a form factor designed for underwater vehicles where space is at a premium.

Measuring sound velocity, temperature and pressure, the UV-SVP uses Valeport’s time of flight sound speed sensor, a PRT temperature sensor and a 0.01% accuracy pressure transducer in a compact package weighing just 750g in air.

The lightweight titanium housing gives a depth rating to 3000m as standard. A wide range (9-30v DC) isolated power supply and RS232 communications complete the package.

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