PROVOR CTS4: BGC, TS, 2000m, Iridium

The PROVOR CTS4 design is based on the ARGO PROVOR CTS3 float to integrate additional sensors into the standard CTD. These are optical sensors from Satlantics, WetLabs, Chelsea or Aanderaa.

Qualified ARGO technology:

 Multisensors

 Possibility to set various types of missions

 Programmable surfacing time

 Iridium telemetry providing increased data transmission and remote control

 GPS positioning

 Increased autonomy

 Down to 2000 meters depth

 Self-ballasted float

Datasheet

Features and benefits

  • Qualified technology for ARGO Project
  • Multisensors
  • Self-ballasted float
  • Programmable surfacing time
  • Increased autonomy
  • Down to 2000 meters depth
  • Sensors

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    • Salinity
    • Temperature
    • Pressure

    Exemple of BGC embedded sensors

    • Backscattering
    • Chlorophyll
    • CDOM
    • Transmittance Sensor
    • Irradiance
    • Dissolved Oxygen
    • Nutriement SUNA

    Technical data

    FLOAT DIMENSIONS

    • Overall length: 225cm with antenna
    • Hull length: 170cm
    • Hull diameter: 17.3cm
    • Weight: 40kg

    BUOYANCY CONTROL

    • Principle oil ballast with pump

    NUMBER OF PROFILES CAPABILITIES

    • Depends on sensor consumption

    ENVIRONMENTAL OPERATING CONDITIONS

    • Max operating depth: 2000 dbar
    • Operating temperature -2°C to +35°C
    • Operating life 4.5 years at sea
    • Power supply Lithium cells

    Transmission

  • Iridium transmission
  • Downloads

    A BGC-Argo Guide_Planning, Deployment, Data Handling and Usage Roemmich-2019-OntheFutureofArgo_AGlobal