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Description: The hydromast is a unique flow sensor designed for sensing the velocity magnitude and flow direction near surfaces. Developed as part of H2020 project Lakhsmi to address the lack of in-situ measurement technologies capable of measuring near-bed flow conditions in shallow waters. 

Key features: 

  • Robust underwater sensing in turbid flows from (0.3 to 1.2 m/s, up to 30 m depth) 

  • Can be mounted horizontally or vertically on natural or built surfaces 

  • Spatially distributed, synchronous flow sensing arrays of hydromasts can be deployed for large-scale mapping of near-bed flows 

Sectors: harbour safety, flow measurement for oil and gas riser, coastal and river sediment transport, coastal insurance 

Purchasing / Research Use: Please contact Asko Ristolainen (asko.ristolainen@taltech.ee

LINKS: Data sheet / Publications / Patent / EU Project 

DOI: 10.1109/JSEN.2019.2937954 

DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2018.2795641 

US Patent: US10215601B2 

EU Project: https://www.lakhsmi.eu/