Akamina Wave Height Gauges


Akamina's wave height gauges lead the industry in accuracy and ease of use. The gauges measure depth of water by measuring changes in capacitance caused by changes in water depth. Akamina's wave height gauge electronics measure water level using digital techniques. For convenience and ease of integration with existing data acquisition systems, the AWP-24-3 uses a digital-to-analogue back end to provide a high-level voltage output signal. With the introduction of the AWP-300, clients now have the option of obtaining the wave height measurements over a digital multi-drop communication bus. This simplifies cabling and completely eliminates digital-to-analogue and analogue-to-digital conversions in the measurement cycle.



Akamina Wave Height Gauge

AWP-24 Series - Analogue Output




AWP-300 Series - Digital Output


Wave Probe Head




Akamina's AWP-24-3 Wave Height Gauge is our next generation capacitance wave height gauge. It is a reliable and highly linear and accurate instrument for the measurement of wave heights and water levels. The new AWP-24-3 incorporates all the features of the AWP-24-2 and our first generation device, the AWP-24, and: * with one button setup and configuration , you no longer need to set any jumpers to configure the device. It is all done automatically with the push of a button.

For more information about the AWP-24-3 and the AWP-24-3-E, click here.

Please note that the AWP-24-2 and the AWP-24 Wave Height Gauges have been superseded and are no longer available for sale. We will continue to support them for our existing customers.

AWP-24-2 Superseded : for archived documentation please refer to AWP-24-2.

AWP-24: Superseded: for archived documentation please refer to AWP-24-SP.


Akamina's newest in the AWP-300 Series is our latest addition to our line of outstanding capacitance wave height gauges. It has the same reliable and highly linear and accurate instrument for the measurement of wave heights and water levels as the AWP-24 Series but with a digital interface. We have added a CAN Bus interface to simplify cabling, reduce noise and allow remote management: * with the new AWP-300-3, configuration is as simple as the click of a mouse, there are no jumpers to configure and there is no need to open the enclosure.

For more information about our newest Capacitance Wave Height Gauge, the AWP-300-3, click here.


Akamina's Wave Probe Heads are:

WaveGen-Studio and the ADQ-1000 provide a complete solution for your data acquisition needs. WaveGen-Studio ... and the ADQ_1000 does xxx. For more information please read more at WaveGen-Studio and ADQ-1000.


Akamina acquired an exclusive licence to GEDAP - Generalized Experiment control and Data Acquisition Package - developed by the National Research Council Canada. GEDAP is a well-proven, complete software solution for physical modelling in hydrodynamic laboratories. GEDAP brings wave synthesis and wave data analysis with sophisticated plotting capabilities to the Akamina data acquisition and control offering.


We will have a booth at Coastlab16 (www.coastlab2016.html) in Ottawa in May 2016; please drop by for a visit and to see some of our products.

The AWP-24-3 Capacitance Wave Height Gauge is now available. The AWP-24-3 can be customized with an external Push-Button with Status LED and Power LED mounted on the outside of the box to support configuration of the gauge without opening the enclosure. The AWP-24-3 is based on the highly reliable AWP-24-2 and has all of its advanced features. For more information please visit AWP-24-3 Wave Height Gauge.


After extensive evaluation, IH Cantabria, one of the

premier environmental hydraulics institutes in Europe, has chosen the AWP-24 Wave Height Gauge from Akamina Technologies for their hydraulics research laboratories.


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The AWP-300-3 Wave Height Gauge, with a CAN Bus digital interfaceis now available. This Wave Height Gauge is ideally suited for wave height measurements and integration with active wave absorption systems. It provides the same reliable, highly linear and accurate measurements of wave heights and water levels as the AWP-24 Series. For more information please visit AWP-300-3 Wave Height Gauge.



Akamina completes the design and the successful installation of 56-segment wave generator control system upgrade. The upgrade included custom control hardware and software as well as data acquisition hardware and software. This work was done for EDF - Laboratoire National d'Hydraulique et Environnement (EDF-LNHE) in Chatou, France.