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RiverPro ADCP

  • A 20° beam angle for a smaller blanking area above the water body bottom
  • ADCP measurement boat for mobile flow measurement in shallow and deep waters
  • Five beams (four 1200 kHz ultrasonic transducers and one 600 kHz vertical beam)
  • Foldable trimaran instrument carrier
  • Optional instrument carriers:
    High-speed boat, maximum speed 6 m/s
    Q-Boat 1250, motor-driven, maximum speed 2.3 m/s
    Q-Boat 1800, motor-driven, maximum speed 5 m/s
  • Integrated GPS for georeferencing
  • Modularly expandable with DGPS, RTK and echo sounder
  • Moving-Boat method
  • Wideband measurement mode with automatic and manual cell size adjustment and sensor parameterization
  • Wireless communication via Bluetooth transmission, optionally with radio modem, to tablet PC or notebook computer

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Efficient, accurate, high resolution:
Using the moving boat method, the RiverPro can be continuously guided over the measurement cross-section on a rope or a rubber dinghy, etc. Hereby, the ADCP sensor measures the average flow velocity in different depth cells and water depths. Unlike the point measurement method or verticals procedure, discharge measurement is performed not only in a fraction of the time but also with a very high accuracy and resolution of the flow profile.

Wide range of applications:
With a measuring range from 0.2 m to 25 m, RiverPro covers virtually the entire range of applications. Higher concentrations of suspended matter normally do not pose a problem for the 1200 kHz ADCP sensor.

The RiverPro automatically detects the optimal measurement mode, so the user can immediately start measuring after entering the bank distance. The division of the cell sizes is also carried out fully automatically and it varies depending on the water depth. With the help of the supplied Software WinRiver II all relevant information (flow profile, current flow, etc.) are provided to the user in a clear form.

Optimised equipment rack:
The trimaran of RiverPro has a particularly favorable flow design, which is beneficial both at very low and high flow rates. The hull of the center piece contains plenty of storage space to protect the battery, the ADCP sensor and the further components (e.g. radio modems, GPS) against moisture and flotsam. The two cantilevers of the trimaran can be folded in a few simple steps, thus facilitating convenient transportation of RiverPro.

Other useful extensions for RiverPro are immediately available to the user or, if necessary, at a later date: Section-by-Section, Q-Boat (equipment rack with a motor drive and remote control), external GPS.

  • Mobile flow measurement in watercourses with low to high suspended matter content from 20 cm to 25 m water depth (bathymetry of 0.15 to 35 m) and flow rates of 5 m/s (standard), up to max.+/- 20 m/s
Section-by-section measurement
Manual measurement mode
External compass (via RS232 interface)
External GPS (e.g. Trimble)
“Riverboat” high-speed device support
Q-Boat (motorised equipment rack with remote control)
USB Bluetooth Adapter, 200m range
A warranty extension for 2 years
Scope of delivery:

ADCP sensor

Device support (trimaran)

12V, 7.2 Ah lead gel battery

USB Bluetooth Adapter (100m range)

5m connection cable

Transporter containers for ADCP sensor

1-Year Manufacturer’s Warranty

ADCP Sensor:

4 cylindrical sensors, Janus-head assembly

Measurement principle:

Acoustic Doppler, Moving Boat

Measuring frequency:



Flow velocity [m/s]

Measuring mode:

Broadband, pulsed-coherent

Measuring range:

±5m/s (Standard), ±20m/s max.

Measuring accuracy:

±0.25% of the water velocity realitve to ADCP, ±0.20cm/s

Profile sector:

0.12m1) – 25m2)


0.1 cm/s

Measuring cells:

15-30 typical, maximum 200

Cell size:


Beam angle:




Bottom Tracking

Measuring mode:


Speed ​​range:


Depth range:


Measuring accuracy:

± 0.25% of ground speed realitve to ADCP, ± 2mm





Depth measurement [m]

Measuring range:

0.15m – 35m2)

Measuring accuracy:

± 1% 3) 4)


1 mm


vertical sensor
Measurement principle:

600kHz, ultrasound


Depth measurement [m]

Measuring range:


Measuring accuracy:

± 1%4)


1 mm

Other sensors:
Temperature Tilt sensor
(Pitch & Roll)
Compass        GPS
Measuring range:
   -5°C – 45°C           ±90°    0-360 °
Measuring accuracy:
    ±0.5°C           0.3°    ±1°
3m horizontally /5m vertically/ 0.02 m/s speed
1) Distance from the center of the first measuring cell to the sensor surface
2) Actual range depends on temperature distribution and concentration of suspended matter
3) for average depth data
4) is valid for even temperature and conductivity distribution
5) applies to tilt values ​​<+/-70° and angle of incidence <70°




RS232 radio modem

Range up 30km within line of sight (option)


Internal Memory



Power supply:

12V, 7.2 Ah lead-acid battery for 40h operating timet


Operating temperature:

-5°C – + 45°C


Carrier boat:

Trimaran (floating bodies with crossbar folding system)





Weight trimaran:


Total Weight:

17kg (incl. sensor and battery)