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Product Name:HydroBall
Product Description:
Type:Drifting buoy
Year of last update:
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Length [m]:0.4
Width [m]:0.4
Height [m]:0.4
Weight [kg]:7
Draft [m]:0.2
Antenna/mast height [m]:
Hull material:Molded in plastic at high pressure
Structure Material:
Power Supply  
Battery type:gel-cell batteries
Solar panels:No
Solar panels description:
Operation Characteristics 
Operating temperature: min. [°C]:-10
Operating temperature: max. [°C]:50
Deployment methods:The HydroBall™ buoy can be dropped (river drifting), towed behind any plateform, mounted on a sled, etc.
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Water variables sensors 
Water depth:Yes
Max. depth rating of sensors :50
Water temperature:No
Water salinity:No
Water turbidity:No
Chromophoric dissolved organic matter (CDOM):No
Dissolved oxygen:No
Underwater radiance:No
Sound Velocity:No
Other sensors or additional information:
Wave and tide variables sensors 
Wave frequency:No
Wave height:No
Wave period:No
Wave direction:No
Other sensors or additional information:Digital compass (8Hz) for roll, pich and yaw measurements
Positioning and navigation 
GPS sensor:Yes
Radar reflector:No
GPS description:OEM GNSS multi-frecuency receiver board using GPS, GLONASS and BeiDou. Is Galileo and QZSS ready. Tracks more signals even in challenging environments.
Navigation lights:No
Navigation lights description:
Communication and data 
Data logger description:Internal data logger, connected by RS-232 or USB (only with HydroBall™-Pro)
Web based control and tracking:No
Acoustic communication:No
Iridium/Satellite communication:optional
Cellular comunication:No
UHF/VHF communication:optional
Other sensors or additional information:
Type of mission planning software:Hydromagic and Hypack compatibility
Type of postprocessing software:RTK-Lib for GNSS post-processing. In house software or Caris HIPS&SIPS Single beam for bathymetry processing
Application and use 
Training facilities:Yes
Main applications :Riverbed survey ; Traditional hydrographic survey ; Limited access zone survey ; Ultra-coastal zone survey (continuous range land-sea profiles)
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  • 310, allee des Ursulines
  • G5L 3A1 Rimouski
  • Quebec
  • Canada



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