FAQ (USP pro)

What is the scope of application of the USP pro?
The admodus®USP pro is mainly designed for characterization of fluid mud and sediments in habour basins and rivers. Other applications are possible.

Is a calibration necessary to the respective district?
No, the admodus®USP pro must be calibrated only on water of known salinity.

Which measurands are calculated?
During each measurement, density, frequency-dependent attenuation, depth and temperature are recorded.

Can I watch the recorded data?
The application software provides a convenient viewer and a PDF export.

Has the probe to be lowered with a well-defined and uniform rate?
No, the lowering speed is arbitrary.

Is there a way to participate in a demonstration of the probe?
Yes, by appointment. Please contact us.

How much does the admodus USP pro cost?
Please ask for a quote.

FAQ (SONAR)

What is the scope of application of the admodus®SONAR?
The admodus®SONAR primarily serves for large-scale hydrographic surveying of harbors, waterways and coastal areas.

Is admodus®SONAR a sonar or an echosounder?
The device works as an echosounder which allows for a precise determination of water depth.

Are further system components needed for operation?
Yes. The application software must be installed on a standard PC or laptop. Furthermore, an external GPS system is useful to capture the geographical position.

Is admodus®SONAR suitable for mobile field operations?
Yes. The compact and splash-proof design as well as the possibility to power the device with 12V or 24V battery blocks allow for easy mobile field operations. Only a standard laptop or a small netbook is necessary to run the application software.

Which transducer types and frequency ranges are suitable for operation with admodus®SONAR?
The transmitter is designed to work with a wide range of popular hydrographic transducers. The combination of a high and a low frequency allows for distinction between soft fluid-mud and firmer sediment layers.

Together with which existing systems admodus®SONAR can be operated as an add-on system?
In passive monitoring mode admodus®SONAR can be used together with all popular shallow-water echosounders. The system operates with optimal performance at frequencies between 12kHz and 400kHz.

Is there a way to participate in a demonstration of the device?
Yes, by appointment. Please contact us.

How much does the echosounder cost?
The cost depends on the type (active/passive) and the configuration (with/without transducers). Please ask for a quote.