Airmar EchoRange SS510 Smart Sonar Depth Sensor
- Embedded transceiver with digital signal processing
- Outputs depth & temperature using NMEA 0183 data output
- Robust 316 stainless steel housing for fixed or portable mounting
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The Airmar EchoRange SS510 Smart Sensor is a digital depth sonar for bridge scour monitoring, sediment transfer studies, and much more. Pairing the compact sensor with a computer or data logger provides a low-cost, portable hydrographic survey system. The EchoRange can also be fixed to a bridge abutment or pillar for unattended monitoring of scour conditions.
The sensor digitally processes depth and water temperature signals to communicate data via NMEA 0183 protocol. Using NMEA 0183, the sensor easily interfaces with computers or data collection platforms with a data output rate up to 10 times per second. The EchoRange is constructed with a robust stainless steel housing and has a measurement range from 0.4m to 200m with 0.01m resolution.
- Depth Reading Range: 0.4m to 200m
- Depth Resolution: 0.01m
- Depth Precision: 0.25% at full range
- Frequency: 200 kHz
- Beam Angle: 9°
- Temperature Sensor Accuracy: +/-0.05° C
- Temperature Resolution: 0.09° C
- Supply Voltage: 9 VDC to 40 VDC
- Average Current Draw: 150mA @ 13.6V
- Power & Data Cable: C304, 4 twisted shielded pairs, 20m
- NMEA0183 Baud Rate: 4,800
The data cable includes 4 twisted shielded pair conductors and the jacket is black in color.
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All over the United States, government agencies keep an eye on bridge scour because of the damaging impacts it can have if left to fester. Too much erosion around piers supporting bridges can threaten bridge collapse and endanger driver safety.
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