Optical Transmission and Beam Attenuation
LISST-Tau is a high-precision transmissometer for underwater vehicles, profiling packages, CTDs, and other systems. With high-quality optics and a carefully selected LED source, it transmits a collimated beam through the water, and precisely measures the light transmitted through its 15 cm path. Light modulation with synchronous detection rejects ambient light, while oversampling and averaging yield better than 16-bit resolution. LISST-Tau’s digital controller applies calibration coefficients, corrects for temperature effects, and transmits data from both digital and analog outputs. Included software provides real-time display of data, and functions for checking and updating pure-water calibrations. An optional flow-through chamber simplifies calibrations and experiments. LISST-Tau advances the state of the art for in-situ transmissometers.
NOTE: The LISST-Tau is restricted in its use and can ONLY be sold for civilian and scientific purposes. ALL PO’s for LISST-Tau must be accompanied by a completed end-use statement.