AOSN MURI: Development of a Network of Virtual Moorings
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE SCHOOL OF OCEANOGRAPHY
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To create and demonstrate a reactive survey system, capable of long-term unattended deployments in harsh environments. We refer to such a system as an Autonomous Ocean Sampling Network AOSN. This project is to develop a cost effective means to observe the ocean continuously over many months with vehicle ranges of several thousand km. The technical objective of this project is to develop a small network of comparatively inexpensive autonomous vehicles that can collect temperature and salinity profiles continuously from the upper 2 kmof the ocean while either maintaining their geographic positions or surveying along a desired track. This network is to report measurements in near real-time and be controllable from shore. Vehicles are designed to profile vertically over 2000 km. The horizontal range is to be 10,000 km and with mission duration of several months.
- Marine Engineering