Campbell Scientific's CSBUOY-NS 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 buoy requires a minimal amount of setup and can be deployed anywhere on the pond. These self-contained packages can be easily moved from pond to pond.
The CSBUOY-NS does not include sensors, allowing the customers to choose sensors that best fit their application. The customer must program the on-board data logger to measure their sensors.
The CSBUOY-NS is not suitable for wave or tidal environments.
Although the CSBuoy-NS was retired on January 5, 2010, some replacement parts remain available.Read More
This buoy system consisted of a buoy, an internal CR206 datalogger with 900 MHz spread spectrum radio, an antenna, a sealed rechargeable battery, and a 5 W solar panel. The on-board transceiver sent data to an onshore base station or the manager's office. For sensor connection, the CSBuoy-NS provided six water-tight, bulkhead compression fittings on the underside of the electronics compartment. PC400 or LoggerNet software was used to program the internal data logger.
Polyethylene buoy houses:
|Data Storage||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||~15.88 kg (~35 lb)|