The RBRquartz³ Q tide and wave recorder uses an integrated Paroscientific Digiquartz® pressure sensor for the best-in-class initial accuracy and low drift performance. The RBRquartz³ Q is intended for long-term autonomous or real-time observations of water level, tides and waves. The stable pressure sensor is able to resolve small changes in water level over long deployments. Flexible measurement schedules and burst sampling permit applications for tide, wave, and sea level measurements. The RBRquartz³ Q has a large memory capacity, sufficient power for extended deployments, and USB-C or Wi-Fi download for large data files.
- Long deployments
- Quartz stability
- 240M readings
- Up to 16Hz sampling
- USB-C download
- High accuracy
The RBRquartz³ Q uses the proven Digiquartz® pressure sensor to achieve stable long-term measurements for water level and wave observations. The RBRquartz³ Q can record instantaneous pressure measurements, average pressure samples to remove wave action, and burst-sample pressure at up to 16Hz for wave height and period calculations. Wave measurements are made by burst sampling, with programmable sample rate, number of samples, and burst interval. High accuracy marine temperature data are recorded with each measurement. Wave, tide, and temperature measurements are standard with every RBRquartz³ Q.
The RBRquartz³ Q pressure recorder is ideal for applications such as long-term wave, tide, and sea level measurements, high-accuracy depth sensing in ROVs and AUVs, and critical engineering projects such as offshore platform leveling, dam and reservoir level sensing and underwater pipe surveying. Online applications are enabled via RS-232 or RS-485 communications. Data transmission to a surface buoy can be performed reliably using the RBR inductive modem system.