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Drifter General Purpose Sensing Platform

A buoyancy-controlled sensor platform for pelagic survey applications. Designed with system integrators in mind, this versatile unit is equipped with a compact reciprocating buoyancy engine, capable of adjusting the platform's volume by 3.5 L enabling practical payload capacities of 100kg (100L) or more. This allows hovering and profiling at depths of up to 2000 m. The platform can be pre-programmed to profile various depths and return to the surface at specified intervals. Seamless integration with the BluePrint SeaTrac modem/USBL ensures accurate surface tracking and control. The platform boasts an auxiliary sensor DAQ system, enhancing its data logging capabilities, sensor duty cycling and RTCC timestamp sample synchronization. SDK and code examples enable easy external sensor integration. Duty cycle multiple external voltages rails for power sensors and experimental payloads.

Programmable surface intervals, velocities, hibernation modes, and bottom intervals allow this platform to maximize data collection during deployments.

Specifications

Energy Aware Battery System

A modular smart-battery for ocean observer platform applications. This battery system provides continuous power with cell and pack monitoring. Integrated model-based state of charge estimation ensures the pack is disconnected only after its state of charge reaches <3%.

An integrated power-path controller allows this pack to be used in conjunction with one or more battery modules enabling efficient load switching to the with the highest state of charge. The standard package comes installed in a 17” glass sphere. An OEM Kit includes a sphere mounting hardware allowing installation in a standard 17” sphere.

Lighting for Observer Platforms

Low-cost high-performance linear LED arrays. Utilizing high color rendering index LED elements with stunningly bright results at any depth. Linear arrays come in multiple sizes to meet user space constraints and power requirements. Simply provide a 24 VDC source to provide electrical integration (no current driver needed). Applications include ROVs, video landers, and cinema dive lighting.

General Purpose Deep Water Cameras

A budget friendly deep water camera for HD Imaging applications. This underwater camera system provides high quality imaging capabilities at up to 1000 m depth through a standard webcam interface. The system includes camera, lens, housing, flatport, and USB underwater cable. Source code is provided to allow easy image capture on an embedded linux platform (eg. nVidia Jetson).

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