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Underwater testing lab

Underwater testing lab

Published 03 November 2015

The underwater testing lab provides an easy-to-access pool for equipment testing, particularly suited for testing cameras and other imaging systems.

Research Scientist Jostein Thorsteinsen at work in the underwater testing lab.
Research Scientist Jostein Thorsteinsen at work in the underwater testing lab.

Key benefits:

  • Shielded from external illumination to avoid interference.
  • Possible to control turbidity of water to test equipment in less than ideal water qualities.
  • Easy access from shore to manipulate both targets and equipment setup.
  • Trained operators which can both assist in both building subsea equipment, and aiding in experiment planning and execution.

Lab setup

  • Pool size: 8.95 x 3.80 x 0.98 meters (Length x Width x Depth).
  • Room size: 8.95 x 3.80 x 3.65 meters (Length x Width x Depth).
  • Minimum turbidity: 5.6 meter attenuation length/0.7 NTU.
  • Colour of pool walls: Matte black to attenuate reflections. Black plastic available for masking out water surface.

 

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The laboratory is located in Oslo.

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