OTT RLS Radar Water Level Sensor
- Transmit & receive antenna enclosed in a lightweight, durable housing with flat antenna design
- Easily mounts to a bridge, frame, pipeline, or extension arm
- Connects to NexSens X2 data logging system via SDI-12 interface
|63.109.001.9.2S||RLS radar water level sensor, FCC Version (25 GHz), SDI-12 & 4-20mA output|| |
|Usually ships in 1-2 weeks|
|C8P-24-P||8 conductor 24 AWG cable, PVC jacket, priced per ft.|
|Usually ships in 3-5 days|
|UW-FL3||UW plug to flying lead cable, 3m|
|Usually ships in 3-5 days|
The RLS non-contact radar level sensor with pulse radar technology is ideal for monitoring in remote areas and applications where conventional measuring systems are not suitable. The RLS accurately and efficiently measures surface water level With a non-contact distance range of up to 115 feet above water. The sensor is IP67 waterproof and has extremely low power consumption, making it ideal for solar-charged monitoring systems.
The radar level sensor uses a revolutionary level measurement technology, meeting the USGS accuracy requirement of +/-0.01 feet. Two antennas are enclosed in a compact housing and transmit pulses toward the water surface. The time delay from transmission to receipt is proportional to the distance between sensor and water surface. A sampling rate of 16 Hz (16 measurements/second) with 20 second averaging minimizes water surface conditions such as waves and turbulence. The RLS does not require calibration and is unaffected by air temperature, humidity, flood events, floating debris, or contaminated water.
- (1) Radar level sensor
- (1) 2-part swivel mount
- (1) Installation kit - Includes (4) 6x40mm wood screws & (4) plastic plugs
- (2) Double open-ended wrenches (10x13)
- (1) Factory acceptance test certificate (FAT)
- (1) Operations manual
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For anyone interested in hooking up with the MARS (Monterey Accelerated Research System) Observatory , which rests dozens of miles off the California coastline, the costs extend further. They get so high that only well-funded universities and governmental agencies can afford to connect with the underwater power and data hub.
Hoping to lower that cost, engineers with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute ( MBARI ) constructed a wireless device called Deep-Sea Connect.Read More
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Leigh Habegger, executive director for Seafood Harvesters of America , a national commercial fishing group, said everyone in the crowd had their eyes glued to the screen.
“It was fascinating, it was really cool,” she added.
The graphic was the manifestation of a machine-learning tool that was trained to follow where a fish ended up after it was caught.Read More
Sometimes the scientific process makes for a great story. Sometimes, like when discovering the relationship between lake levels and mercury levels in fish, it brings a few stories into one.
“It’s really two or three stories wrapped into one, and the wrapping was a bit of a surprise to us,” said Carl Watras, a research scientist at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Center for Limnology at the University of Wisconsin—Madison. In January, Watras and a team of researchers published findings in Environmental Science &; Technology Letters that related water levels in lakes to mercury levels in walleye and loons.
From the Pacific Ocean to Mercury Levels in Wisconsin
One of those stories is one of cross-continental influence.Read More