SC40 SVP-B: Sea surface temperature

The SC40 SVP-B buoy is a drifting buoy fitted with a GPS receiver, a Sea Surface Temperature sensor (SST), a Barometric Pressure sensor, a Drogue presence sensor, a GPS positioning and an IRIDIUM satellite communication to transmit data.

Main features:

 Very simple to use

 “Holey socks drogue” and various length of line

 Easy BT connection for parameters setting

 Alkaline battery solutions

 40cm diameter spherical buoy


Features and benefits

  • Very simple to use
  • “Holey socks drogue” and various length of line
  • Easy BT connection for parameters setting
  • Alkaline battery solututions
  • 40 cm diameter spherical buoy
  • Sea Surface Temperature Sensor (SST)
  • Barometric Pressure sensor
  • Drogue presence sensor
  • IRIDIUM satellite

Examples of use


  • Barometric Pressure Sensor
  • Analog Sea Surface Temperature (SST)
  • Drogue indicator

Technical data

  • Transmitter: 9602 iridium modem
  • Antenna: Helicoidal for Iridium Patch for GPS
  • GPS & position:
    Receiver: 72 channels, code CA
    Acquisition period: from 5 minutes to 10 days (1 typical hour)
    Accuracy: typical < 10 meters
  • Transmission:
    Period: from 5 minutes to 10 days
    Messages: 11 fixes in one SBD (optional)
  • Barometric Pressure Sensor:
    Range: 800…1100hPA
    Accuracy: +/–0.3hPA at +20°C
  • Analog Sea Surface Temperature (SST):
    Accuracy: <+/-0.1°C
  • Drogue indicatorl: Gauge sensor
  • Drogue: in compliance with DBCP drag ratio >40
    Drogue (option): holey socks 0.6 m length 5 meters
    Line (option): drogue centered at 15 m
  • Battery & autonomy:
    Technology: alkaline
    Capacity: 72 Ah
    Autonomy: according parameters setting > 1.5 year
  • Environmental features:
    Operating temperature: -20°C to +50°C
    Storage temperature: -10°C to +25°C for optimum battery shelf life
    Water tightness: 10 dbars