Notes on Underwater Ranging

Key Takeaways MaxBotix Inc., will not warranty sensors used for underwater ranging Underwater ranging is possible, but may be a difficult task Underwater ranging requires adjusting for acoustic differences between air and water MaxBotix Inc., produces high performance, ultrasonic precision in-air rangefinders. Our rangefinders provide high accuracy and resolution for in-air target detection. We focus…
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A Guide to Understanding Range Readings

A Guide to Understanding Range Readings

Key Takeaways Resolution indicates the smallest reading or change in readings that can be reported Precision indicates the smallest reading that can be taken repeatedly and reliably Accuracy indicates how close the reading is to the true distance When it comes down to it, you purchase a rangefinder for the range readings. The success of…
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MaxSonar® Troubleshooting Guide

Troubleshooting the MaxSonar Sensor Family Our sensors are improved to not allow unstable readings. Occasionally unstable range readings occur. Within this tutorial we will explain how to identify, troubleshoot, and eliminate the cause of unstable range readings. This will work for all sensor lines. Start troubleshooting with a single sensor and this simple test. This…
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Understanding Target Acoustics

Understanding Target Acoustics

Acoustically Soft vs. Acoustically Hard Key Takeaways Acoustic properties limit the detection range of certain targets Understanding a target’s acoustic properties helps with sensor selection Targets that absorb more sound are more difficult to detect with ultrasonic sensors The Reflection of Sound All targets reflect sound to a varying degree. To better understand this, a…
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