The S500 wave measurement system integrates a high accuracy inertial sensor to capture wave motion with next generation electronics for data storage and processing. The S500 internal Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) employs three gyroscopes, three magnetometers, and three accelerometers to provide raw motion data acquisition with 6-degrees of freedom. The powerful on-board ARM microcontroller performs raw data analysis in order to provide both directional and non-directional statistical wave output.
Raw wave motion data and calculated wave parameters are retained using the onboard SD-Card to allow for later in-depth analysis. The S500 communicates with a host controller or data logger using the industry standard RS-485 Modbus RTU protocol.