New Velocimeters Provide Improved Sensing Capabilities in Aquatic Environments

Introducing the Automatic Pulse Tracer Velocimeter (Cross-type and Arc-type)

Researchers at the University of Central Florida have developed two novel devices: Cross-type automatic pulse tracer velocimeter (Cross-type APTV) and Arc-type automatic pulse tracer velocimeter (Arc-type APTV). The devices assist in the measurement of velocity and direction of water in both wells and wetland environments. They are cost-efficient, have improved accuracy, are easy to use, and are equipped with wireless communication units.


  • Easy to use
  • Cost-efficient
  • Enable frequent measurements
  • Improved accuracy
  • Can be integrated with existing devices to provide additional sensing capabilities


  • Non-cohesive, small diameter grained aquifers
  • Wells
  • Wetland systems
  • Stormwater ponds
  • Estuaries and bays
  • Flow monitoring stations
  • Groundwater monitoring

For more information, refer to the technology sheet.