AWAC - Wave Systems
From Wave Systems
The AWAC is perhaps the most well respected, sophisticated and frequently used acoustic Doppler profiler and directional wave gauge. Using Acoustic Surface Tracking (AST), the AWAC will make high quality wave measurements deployed up to 50 m below the surface. Further, the SUV measurement method will allow the AWAC to be deployed on a subsurface buoy if the total water depth is deeper than 50 m. The AWAC is well suited for real-time ocean observing systems when integrated with the NIP processor and Nortek underwater acoustic modems. The AWAC is most commonly used in water depth from 5-50 m.