Integration of a Teledyne RDI Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler into a Slocum Glider
OCEAN ACOUSTICAL SERVICES AND INSTRUMENTATION SYSTEMS INC LEXINGTON MA
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The long-term goal of this project is to provide a current measurement package that 1 is integratable into a glider 2 provides higher resolution current data than the surface and depth averaged measurements the glider currently derives from the GPS fixes it obtains during surfacings and 3 provides the data in near real-time. The objectives of this work are to perform the required hardware and software integration of a Teledyne RD Instruments downward looking 600kHz ADCP into a Slocum 200m Electric Glider, test the new configuration by flying the glider in different aquatic environments, use the test results to refine and optimize the sampling scheme of the sensor package and develop software to graphically display the data. Additionally, the knowledge gained from this integration will allow for the smooth integration of the deep version into 1000m Slocum Electric Gliders.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Computer Programming and Software
- Submarine Engineering