The following features are available from the SonTek RS5;
Vertical Acoustic Beam: Superior channel definition for the most accurate cross-sectional area for discharge applications. Measures the depth directly under the system and extends maximum discharge depth if bottom-tracking is out of range. 360º compass and two-axis tilt sensor
SmartPulse+®: An intelligent algorithm utilizing Pulse-coherent and Broadband acoustic profiling that automatically adjusts based on conditions—reliable bottom tracking and velocity profiling in water depths shallower than ever. Visualize velocity data like never before with cell sizes down to 2.5 cm.
360º compass and two-axis tilt sensor: Reports vessel heading and magnetic error and compensates for motion due to surface conditions. The tilt sensor uses pitch and roll to correct depth and velocities.
RTK GPS: Ultra-precise positioning as an alternative to bottom tracking in moving beds or other difficult situations. Geolocate each sample (or ensemble) during measurement. Corrections are sent from the SonTek RTK base station or a local NTRIP.
DGNSS (Option): Integrated DGNSS smart antenna for position as a backup or alternative to bottom tracking in moving bed or other challenging conditions.