Buoy Vertical Profiling System

YSI Systems Vertical Profilers

The Vertical Profiling Systems provide automated data collection and telemetry throughout a water column in watersheds, source water and reservoir monitoring. YSI's Vertical Profilers are available in fixed, buoy, or pontoon systems.

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Designed for Coastal Applications or High Energy Environments

  • Overview

    The 6952 Buoy Vertical Profiling System offers user-programmable sample intervals, redundant error recovery logic that detects unexpected activity and recovers automatically, and is compatible with all YSI EXO or 6-Series sondes equipped with depth.  The profiler systems provide reliable, fully-automated data collection.  The profiling systems also come with rugged, non-corrosive mechanical winch and drive mechanism, Profile Wizard software for easy set-up and deployment, Profile data analysis and export software, user selectable sample intervals, optional meteorological package, and several wireless data transmission options.  

    Buoy Based Configurations Feature:

    • Submersible, water-tight enclosure for control electronics
    • Optional depth sounder which automatically compensates for varying water levels from tides, reservoir levels, etc.
    • Uses top and bottom as reference points for software controlled positioning
    • Profiles up and down and parks at any depth
    • Redundant error recovery logic detects unexpected activity and recovers automatically

    If you're interested in additional profiling systems we also offer fixed profilers and pontoon profilers

    Applications Include:

    • Drinking Water Reservoirs: water quality, homeland security
    • Research: upwelling events, open water
    • General Monitoring: lakes, rivers, estuaries, bays

    ISS_Support_Icon.pngThis product is a complete solution from our Integrated Systems & Services group.  Let our application engineers help you with the heavy lifting on your next project.  Contact YSI's Integrated Systems & Services team to discuss your specific monitoring application.  We offer a variety of buoy platforms which can be tailored to fit your needs.

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  • Specifications
    Cable Options 50 m or 100 m
    Depth Profile Setpoint Accuracy

    ±0.1 m

    Maximum Profile Frequency

    ~50% of duty cycle

    Minimum Profile Depth 1 meter
    Profile Depth 0-50 m standard; 0-100 m optional
    Profile Direction Up or down and parks at any depth
    Reference Point Uses top and bottom reference points for software controlled positioning
    Standard Payload YSI EXO or 6-Series Sonde with depth
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