2000 m Depth & Temperature Sensor from Star-Oddi
Posted on 07.03.2004 - 16:11 EST in GENERAL NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links
developed a pressure (depth) sensor for measuring ocean depths down to 2000 m (200 bar), DST centi-hp. The intention
is to further develop the sensor for greater depths! The high pressure sensor DST centi HP (high pressure), records
temperature in addition to the depth. The sensor is a result of Star-Oddi expertise with in the field of material
The memory size can be extended to 262,000 measurements (131,000 paired measurements of temperature and
depth). Battery typically lasts 4-5 years. The DST is available with a protective polyurethane plastic housing
for harsh conditions (see picture).
The new high pressure sensor DST centi HP will be used as a fish tag on
Greenland Halibut later this month, a fish specie that spends most of its time at depths larger than 1000 m.
Examples of studies where the high pressure sensor can play a major role:
- Tagging of deepwater fish and marine animals that migrate to large depths
- Monitor fishing gear
- Monitor research equipment
- Stand alone monitoring instrument
- Industrial monitoring:
- Pressure tanks
- Following pressure and temperature of samples at high pressure
The DST centi-hp is 48 mm in length and 16 mm in diameter.