Rowe Technologies

Posted by Irina Tabakina

12655 Danielson Court, Suite 306,
Poway, CA 92064
T: 858-842-3020
CEO/President: Marc Parent
Number of Employees: 16

The Case

Technology focused and customer centric, Rowe Technologies (RTI) designs and manufacturers innovative and robust ADCPs and DVLs used for measuring currents, directional waves and underwater navigation for shallow coastal environments to full ocean depth. RTI provides the industry’s only dual frequency ADCP/DVL and highest resolution velocity measurements (0.01 cm/s) in the industry.

The Company

Rowe Technologies, Inc., founded by Dan and Steve Rowe in 2009, is a private company with its headquarters located in Poway, California (USA). It employs a staff that develop, manufacture, market and service leading edge, high quality, underwater sonar systems for use in oceanography, navigation, limnology, and hydrology applications worldwide. Its instruments are pulsed backscatter sonar systems or Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCPs) and Doppler Velocity Logs (DVLs) used to transmit and receive echoes from “targets” in the water column and along surface and bottom boundaries, to compute the following:
•    Vehicle and water velocity from Doppler frequency shift
•    Range to targets based on acoustic travel time
•    Angle to targets based on beam-forming and echo angle-of-arrival, and
•    Bottom and water column acoustic image characteristics based on echo intensity and range.

The Tech
Rowe Technologies’ (RTI) core team is centered on advanced electronic engineering and signal processing development as well as acoustic transducer design and development of traditional and multi-frequency piston products and planar arrays. Its core competencies are:
•    Underwater Acoustics
•    Acoustic Imaging
•    Embedded Signal Processing
•    Advanced Electronic Design
•    Complex FPGA Design
•    Transducer Development and Manufacturing
•    Deep Ocean Design

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