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Sensor Specifications Chart

Function

Sensor

Range

Accuracy

Resolution

Units

Acceleration

Summit Instruments

Tri-Axial Accelerometer

up to

+/- 7.5

.2% FSR

-

gravity (g)

Compass, Magnetoresistive

FSI Ostar Compass

0-360

2

.09

degrees magnetic

Compass, Flux gate

KVH C100 Compass Engine

0-360

0.5

0.24

degrees magnetic

Conductivity,

High Precision

SeaBird SBE-4 Conductivity Sensor

0-70

0.003

0.001

mmho/cm

Conductivity,Inductive

FSI OEM CT Sensor

0->64

0.025

0.018

mmho/cm

Current Speed, Electromagnetic

Marsh McBirney

585 OEM Sensor

+/- 300

2%

0.18

cm/s

Dissolved Oxygen

UMS GmbH DO Sensor

0-100

-

-

% saturation

GPS Location

Trimble DSM 12

*various

1<

16 bit

m

pH or Specific Ion

(Cl or Br)

INW Temperature, pH, Ion

*various

-

-

various

Pressure,

Standard

IC Sensors Strain Gauge, piezoresistive

30, 50, 100, 250

0.1%

12 bit

psia

Pressure,

High Precision

Paroscientific Digiquartz

900<

0.015%

16 bit

psia

Radiation

Biospherical Inst. QSP-200

0-5x1017

-

12 bit

quanta/cm2sec2

Rain Gauge,

Tipping Bucket

Rainwise

32cm/5min

0.2

0.2

mm

Relative Humidity 

Vaisala HMP 35

0-100

+2%

.012%

%

Temperature

External Bulkhead Thermister

-5 to 35

0.1

.02 typ

C

Temperature

Molded Thermister Chain

-5 to 35

0.1

.02 typ

C

Temperature

Internal YSI Thermister

-5 to 35

0.1

.02 typ

C

Temperature,

High Precision

SeaBird SBE-3 Temperature

-5 to 35

.004

16 bit

C

Tilt, Dual Axis

Lucas Accustar II

+/- 20

0.2 typ

.006

degrees

Transmissometer

Wet Labs (Sea Tech)

0-100

+0.5%

0.024%

% transmission

Turbidity

D&A OBS-3

2000typical

2%

12 bit

NTU

Turbidity

Wet Labs LSS

5-15

-

12 bit

NTU

Wind Direction

RM Young Helicoil

0-360

+5<

.09

degrees relative

Wind Speed

RM Young Propellor Vane

0-60

2% of reading

.015

m/s

*Other ranges available upon request

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