Accession Number : AD1051563

Title :   A Wave Glider for Studies of Biofouling and Ocean Productivity

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,16 Aug 2016,17 Aug 2017

Corporate Author : University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio United States

Personal Author(s) : Hicks,David W ; Breier,John A ; Kline,Richard J

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Report Date : 07 Nov 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : This was an equipment acquisition grant to obtain a Wave Glider autonomous vehicle capable of remote, long-term operation in the surface ocean. The Wave Glider is equipped for biofouling arrays on the subsurface glider/propulsor and surface float, an acoustic Doppler current profiler, an optical camera system, and standard sensors for conductivity, water and air temperature, dissolved oxygen, chlorophyll-a fluorescence, wind speed and direction, barometric pressure, and accelerometer based wave parameters. The procurement of this equipment is complete.

Descriptors :   BIOFOULING , oceans , vehicles , fuel consumption , ocean environments , Plankton , wave power , AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES , ocean waves , autonomous surface vehicles , SOLAR ENERGY , acquisition

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE