SoCal Tech Focus: LinkQuest
Marine Technology Reporter
The new FlowQuest 600 Micro acoustic current profiler operates at 600 KHz. It is similar to the standard FlowQuest 600 acoustic current profiler in terms of functions and performance, but is much smaller and lighter. The FlowQuest 600 Micro current profiler is 13 cm in diameter and 21.0 cm in length, and weighs less than 1.6 kgs in water. It will mainly be used for inland discharge measurements but will also be useful for oceanographic applications when smaller size and lighter weight are beneficial.
LinkQuest manufactures high-speed, power-efficient and robust 38,400 baud underwater acoustic modems and robust, accurate and cost-effective TrackLink USBL acoustic tracking systems utilizing advanced Broadband Acoustic Spread Spectrum (BASS) technology. LinkQuest’s FlowQuest acoustic current profilers, FlowScout acoustic flow meters and NavQuest Doppler velocity logs provide highly competitive solutions for current profiling, discharge measurement, wave measurement or precision underwater navigation applications. LinkQuest also manufactures EchoSweep 300 Multibeam Echosounder, PinPoint LBL acoustic positioning systems and Precision Marine geodetic systems used for tsunami and earthquake monitoring and prediction.