Nortek makes several different model series of acoustic doppler current profilers (ADCP). Each model series is targeted for specific applications, ranging from the estuary to the open ocean.
Three Nortek Vector Velocimeters were used in Mallorca to study the effects of different substrates on waves and near-bottom velocities.
What happens when a wave passes by? How can the flowfield be characterized when there are waves superimposed on a turbulent bottom boundary layer? These are questions they wanted to answer at the large scale wave flume CIEM in Barcelona. The solution to the challenge was a grid of Vectrinos.
Our friends at Nortek China have tested and installed the first Vectrinos on a wireless link. Since the hydraulic laboratories in China are often large, it is not always practical to run cables across the models. We believe this new solution will prove practical in a variety of environments
The Acoustic Surface Tracking (AST) capability of the AWAC was used for a comprehensive ship wake study by engineers at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, USA.