Although the CSBuoy-DT Water Quality Platform System was retired on January 5, 2010, some replacement parts remain available.
Campbell Scientific's CSBUOY-DT is a wireless, floating, self-contained package that allows fish farmers and water resource managers to monitor critical water quality parameters from the convenience of their office.
The CSBUOY-DT is not suitable for wave or tidal environments.Read More
The CSBuoy-DT consists of a buoy, internal CR206 datalogger with 900 MHz spread spectrum radio, an antenna, a sealed rechargeable battery, a 5 Watt solar panel, dissolved oxygen sensor, agitator brush (to generate water flow past the sensor), and a temperature probe. The onboard transceiver sent data to an onshore base station or the manager's office. The internal datalogger was preprogrammed to measure the connected sensors.
The buoy requires a minimal amount of setup and can be deployed anywhere on the pond. This self-contained package can be easily moved from pond to pond.
Polyethylene buoy houses:
|Data Capacity||Stores 32,000 data points|
|Environment||Freshwater and brackish ponds and small lakes; quiet water marine (no wave or tidal activity)|
|Instrument Housing Outer Diameter||16.15 cm (6.36 in.)|
|Instrument Housing Inner Diameter||15.24 cm (6 in.)|
|Float Diameter||76 cm (30 in.)|
|Height||119 cm (47 in.)|
|Weight||~16.8 kg (~37 lb)|
|Temperature Range||0° to 50°C|
|Response Time||2 minutes to reach 90% of final reading|
|Minimum Water Flow Rate||5 cm (2 in.) per second across membrane|