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General Specifications
 
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  SeaSonde Site Installation
Schematic

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   SeaSonde Remote Unit
Specifications & Configuration
Options
(SSRS-100)

  Auto-APM Kit
(SSDA-APM)

  SeaSonde Central Site
Management/
Data Combining Station
SSDP-100

  Combine Suite
License Upgrade
- Extended Version
(SSDP-CS-UPEX)

  NEW Advanced Feature -
Multi-Static Functionality

  SeaSonde Multi-Static Data
Processing Software Package
(SSDA-ES100)

  SeaSonde Bistatic
Transmitter Package
SSBT-100

  Vessel Detection Software
(SSDA-SHIP)

  Pushing the Range
of Your SeaSonde

  Protecting the SeaSonde
from Lightning and
Other Electrical Surges


SeaSonde Network Accessories

  Transponder & Transponder
Extender Kit
(SSTR-101 & SSTR-EX)

  Field Service Kit
(FSK-100)

  Antennae Base
Hinge Assembly
(SSRA-BSHG-A)

  Dome Antennae
Guy Rope Holder
(SSRA-GR-A)

  Connector & Adapter Kit
(CAK-200)

  External Hard Disk,
FireWire Type
(EHD-500)

  Extended Lightning
Protection Kit
(LT-E1)

  UPS Power Conditioning Unit
(UPS-1500)

  Equipment Rack
(RACK-1)

  UPS Power Conditioning Unit
with Battery Array
(UPS1500-6B)

  SeaSonde SatDrive Kit
(SSDA-SATD)

  Hard Shipping/Carry Case Set
(CCS-5)

  SeaSonde Enclosure
(ENC36)

User Links
Related SeaSonde Publications
 
RiverSonde
 
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CODAR Auto-APM Kit

Product Code: SSDA-APM



CODAR Auto-APM KitDescription:
This kit can generate autonomous SeaSonde antenna pattern data using Doppler echoes from passing vessels as a signal source and their AIS transponder data for a reference bearing. The automated output is useful in system calibration, routine system monitoring and maintenance for maximizing quality assurance of your SeaSonde data products. Antenna pattern data is collected in real time on the site and updated pattern data is produced at user selected rates and based on the level of local vessel traffic, which may vary by direction or time. This technology may reduce the need for additional transponder measurements, or be used to identify times when a new transponder measurement is necessary.

Kit hardware and software can be easily added to new and existing SeaSonde sites.

AIS data is stored on board the SeaSonde computer and archives can be accessed or real time data streamed in parallel for other uses. All calibration data is archived in time-stamped files for later analysis of changes in antenna patterns over time.

Compatibility
• Auto-APM software package is designed to run in parallel with all other SeaSonde software on the SeaSonde Remote Unit computer and does not affect traditional current or wave measurement processing.
• Runs with SeaSonde Radial Suite Release 7 or later.
• Can be used at any SeaSonde operating frequency.
• Requires passing vessels to be transmitting AIS messages and ability to utilize vessel’s AIS echo is subject to local RF noise conditions.

Above: Example of Antenna Pattern from a Chesapeake Bay SeaSonde as measured using AIS-Enabled AUTO-APM software (o) vs. that measured using a transponder (--). Auto-APM data was collected over several days.


SSDA-APM Kit Includes:

• AIS Receiver
• VHF AIS Antenna, (Length approx. 1.25m)
• Antenna Cable (Length: approx. 7.6m)
• AutoAPM Generator™ Software with one single-use software license and activation of the existing onsite USB key.


†Specifications and appearance are given as guidelines and may change without notice.





SSDA-APM specification, v5, rev 12/2016
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
 
 

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