– real-time measurement of currents at operation site
An operational and reliable sensor platform requires technical stability over a long period of time under adverse environmental conditions.
This project will improve operability, security, data transfer and maintainability of the sensor platform and data transfer buoy.
While there are a variety of sensors currently available, software solutions that utilize the measurements efficiently in real-time are scarce.
The sensor platform consists of an ADCP and a Seaguard current meter, both sending their data to the buoy through the water column. The communication buoy used for the real time measurements (also known as Buoy George) is a large and heavy spar buoy, 9.5 m long from bottom to the top of the antenna and some 1 700 kg excl. battery package.
The buoy is manufactured by Behrens and distributed through develogic, both companies domiciled in Hamburg, Germany. It will send the data packages via satellite.