2016-02 DWR4/ACM in a 0.7m diameter

by Beheerder on 28 February 2016 03:03


In 2012 we introduced the DWR4 with Acoustic Current Meter which has now been embraced by the oceanographic community worldwide.This is a 0.9m diameter version with a battery life of 16 months.

At the upcoming Oceanology International in London on 15-17 March we will introduce a 0.7m diameter version which will be much easier to handle and will also be lower in price.

The specifications are identical except for the hull size and battery life which will be 8 months. Battery life can be extended by a solar panel.

The DWR4/ACM 0.7m will be available later this year. 




Many Waveriders we supplied have been equipped with a Superstar GPS receiver. Recently it has come to our attention that the Superstar generates a faulty date in the logger files. The problem can be explained by an unexpected “GPS week rollover”. The internal date obtained from the GPS satellite system is incorrect. Typically the date is set to the year 2096. To convert the incorrect data we are currently developing a software tool. The only solution to this problem however is to replace the Superstar GPS receiver. The Superstar position module must be replaced with the µBlox GPS receiver (DWR-MKIII and WR-SG). The µBlox GPS receiver was introduced in the beginning of 2012.