SonTek RS5 Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler

The RS5 is an acoustic doppler current profiling (ADCP) system that fits in the palm of your hand and includes everything you need to make a discharge measurement.

Features

  • SmartPulse+ utilizes Pulse-coherent and Broadband acoustic profiling that automatically adjusts based on conditions
  • Vertical acoustic beam for the most accurate channel cross-sectional area in discharge applications
  • Batteries and Bluetooth radio are housed in the RS5, eliminating external electric boxes
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Introducing the RS5, the latest addition to the award-winning RiverSurveyor family of discharge instruments. Good things really do come in small packages!

The RS5 system fits in the palm of your hand (literally) and includes everything you need to make a discharge measurement. Get the package that includes the HydroBoard II Micro and you’ll have everything you need for the fastest, high-quality measurement possible. It is the smallest and lightest complete ADCP solution for moving boat discharge measurement available. Simply fold the GNSS/antenna mast and pop the RS5 and board into the custom designed backpack for easy transportation and minimal re-assembly between sites.

The RS5 also includes SonTek’s proprietary SmartPulse+ which incorporates Broadband and Pulse-coherent acoustic processing methods. This algorithm automatically determines the best measurement methodology based on environmental conditions and adjusts instrument settings so the user doesn’t have to, ensuring the most accurate and user-friendly data collection possible.

For a streamlined experience, batteries and Bluetooth radio are housed in the RS5, which means there is no need to connect to external electronics boxes. Rely on an integrated, modern, high speed, and low power wireless Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE5) radio, with 100m range and five-minute data buffer to prevent data loss and redundant work.

Water Velocity Profiling Profiling Range 0.1-6 m (*1)
  Velocity Range ±5 m/s
  Accuracy  1% ±0.002 m/s
  Resolution 0.001 m/s
  Number of Cells Up to 128
  Cell Size 2.5-30 cm
  Data Output Rate 1.0 Hz
Bottom Tracking Depth Range 0.1-6 m (*1)
  Accuracy (*2) 1% ± 0.002 m/s
  Resolution 0.001 m/s
Depth Measurement Range 0.1-6.5 m (*1)
  Accuracy 1% ±0.005 m
Sensors Temperature Sensors Resolution: ±0.01°C
Accuracy: ±0.5°C
  Compass/Tilt Sensor Range: ±180° Pitch/Roll, 0-360° Heading
Heading Accuracy: ±2°
Pitch/Roll Accuracy: ±1°
Transducers Total Number Five, 3.0 Mhz
  Beam Angle 25°
  Beam Width
  Bandwidth 25%
Battery Characteristics Input Voltage 3.3-4.2 VDC
  Power Source - Li-Ion 1x size 18650, Tenergy, Type 30016-04, 3.7Vdc, 2600mAh
  Battery Life - 1 x size 18650 Seven hours continuous use, typical settings (*3)
  Power Consumption 1.0 W (Average)
  Dimensions 19.2 mm x 69.7 mm
Communications Radio Protocol Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE5)
  Range 100 m (*4)
  Bluetooth Compliance FCC Part 15, FCC ID: XPYNINAB30
ISED Certification: 8595A-NINAB30
Environmental Operation Temperature -5° to 45°C (23°F to 113°F)
  Storage Temperature -20° to 70°C (-4°F to 158°F)
  Storage with Battery Temperature (*5) -20° to 45°C (-4°F to 113°F)
RS5 Physical Properties Dimensions - HBII Micro 76 cm (30”) x 50 cm (20”) x 11cm (4.25”)
  Dimensions - RS5 Unit 24 cm (9.5”) x 5 cm (2.2”)
  Weight in Air - RS5 Unit 0.45 kg (1.0 lbs)
  Weight in Water - RS5 Unit 0.15 kg (0.33 lbs)
  Weight in Air - RS5/HBII Micro/Geode 3.63 kg (8.0 lbs)
  Waterproof Rating IP67
DGNSS Horizontal RMS SBAS (WAAS): <0.3 m (0.98 ft)
  2DRMS SBAS (WAAS): <0.6 m (1.96 ft)
  Frequency L1, Multi-GNSS

*Additional notes
1 Maximum range will vary with environmental conditions.
2 Bottom velocity accuracy.
3 Seven hours continuous use, typical settings.
4 When using provided SonTek USB radio with antenna.
5 Remove batteries from the RS5 if storage temperatures exceed the storage temperature of the Li-Ion battery.

  • RS5 acoustic Doppler current profiler
  • RSQ Windows software
  • Plastic shipping case
  • 3‐ft (91‐cm) radio antenna cable
  • USB Bluetooth radio
  • (2) Li‐Ion rechargeable batteries
  • USB battery charger
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