ARGOS

Above: Dr. Christopher Horrell & Dr. Frederick Hanselmann use Argos to search for artifacts from the lost fleet of Hernan Cortes in Mexico. Photo credit: Jonathan Kingston

Argos in the Field: Anchor Discovered in 2019

Magnetic Map. Raw data collected by a boat-towed magnetometer survey reveals complex anomaly shapes that can be difficult to interpret and identify where source objects are located.

Gradient Map. The computed Analytic Signal or Total Gradient of the same area illustrates a clearly identified target region, but in a region that may be many meters in diameter.

Discovery with Argos. Discovery with Argos. The anchors that created the anomalies above were found in minutes by Argos. The anchor pictured was entirely buried; this image shows it post-excavation.

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Above: Dr. Christopher Horrell & Dr. Frederick Hanselmann use Argos to search for artifacts from the lost fleet of Hernan Cortes in Mexico. Photo credit: Jonathan Kingston

Argos in the Field: Anchor Discovered in 2019

Magnetic Map. Raw data collected by a boat-towed magnetometer survey reveals complex anomaly shapes that can be difficult to interpret and identify where source objects are located.

Gradient Map. The computed Analytic Signal or Total Gradient of the same area illustrates a clearly identified target region, but in a region that may be many meters in diameter.

Discovery with Argos. Discovery with Argos. The anchors that created the anomalies above were found in minutes by Argos. The anchor pictured was entirely buried; this image shows it post-excavation.

The ARGOS comes with:

ARGOS Includes

  • Overhauser sensor and driving electronics
  • Depth rating: 100m.w.e. (145 psi)

Additional Components

  • Audio cable
  • Battery charger
  • PC interface cable
  • Reusable plastic shipping case (Pelican case model 1700)

Options

  • Ear muffs to minimize noise from scuba breathing
Performance
Operating Zones

Worldwide. Argos collects accurate results regardless of how it’s pointed in relation to Earth’s magnetic field.

Battery Life

15 hours (estimated)

Range

18,000 nT to 120,000 nT

Gradient Sensitivity

5 nT/m

Sampling Range

1 Hz – 5 Hz. The speed of feedback (pings) is proportional to how magnetic or close the target is.

Communications

RS-232, 9600 bps

Included Charger

24 VDC (125/240 VAC compatible) (Acceptable range 20-30 VDC)

Argos Single-Sensor Gradiometer

Length

86.5 cm (34 in)

Diameter

7.6 cm (3 in)

Weight in Air

3 kg (6.61 lbs)

Weight in Water

- 11 g (-0.4 oz)

Audio Interface
Length

1.5 m (59 in)