Aanderaa Motus Wave Sensor 5729

The Aanderaa MOTUS Wave Sensor 5729 is a directional wave sensor module for use on surface buoys. The MOTUS Wave Sensor is an integrated part of Tideland SB 138P MOTUS Buoy and YSI EMM 2.0 MOTUS Buoy. It is intended for commercial as well as research use. The sensor processes wave data and is configurable to present parameters and wave spectrum directly.

  • Features
  • Applications
  • Specifications

MOTUS Wave Buoy Platform Capabilities:

Measure Wave Direction with market leading accuracy

  • Measure accurate wave characteristics with the flexibility of a Met Ocean (ODAS) buoy
  • High sampling rate and mechanical dampening, ensuring low noise
  • Compensate for buoy wave response, off-center placement of sensor and payloads by configurable settings
  • Distinguish direction of swells and wind driven waves 

Get more from one system

  • Current profile with intelligent compensation for movement
  • Full suite of water quality parameters with anti-fouling
  • Wide range of meteorology and 3rd party sensors
  • Extendable with Navigational Aids and AIS

Maximize up time

  • Real-time data management and display system with GeoView
  • Get the support you need with Xylem product experts in your region
  • On-board processing of wave parameters resulting in lower demands for bandwidth and power
  • Oceanographic research
  • Marine Transport
  • Offshore / Oil & Gas
  •  Aquaculture / fisheries
  • Environmental management
  • Infrastructure design / Survey companies
  • Offshore wind
Wave Height
Resolution: < 0.001m
Accuracy: < ±0.05m or 1% of reading
Wave Period
Range: 1.42 - 33s
Resolution: < 0.05s
Accuracy: < 1%
Wave Direction
Range: 0 to 360°
Resolution: < 0.5°
Accuracy: < 2°
Integration Time 5 -60 minutes
Wave Calculation update rate 2 minutes
Sampling Frequency
IMU output rate: 100Hz
Interfaces: AiCaP, RS-232
Supply voltage: 6-30 Vdc
Current drain: 110mW @ 12V
Depth rating: 30m
Operating temperature: - -5 to +40°C
Dimensions: 130x130x110mm
Weight including
Materials: POM, Stainless steel 316, Brass
Output Parameter
Significant Wave Height:
Mean Wave Direction:
Peak Wave Direction:
First Order Spread:
Mean Spreading Angle:
Mean Wave Period:
Peak Wave Period:
Principal Wave Direction:
Long Crestedness Parameter:
Wave Spectrum:
Direction Wave Spectrum:

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