Northside: Wave Glider - Introduction to a New Autonomous Remotely Piloted Ocean Data Collection Platform


Wave Glider - Introduction to a New Autonomous Remotely Piloted Ocean Data Collection Platform
Liquid Robotics has invented the world’s first marine vehicle that harnesses kinetic energy from wave action to produce locomotion on the sea. The Wave Glider provides a persistent ocean presence and data acquisition platform which can support numerous applications in energy exploration & production, security, survey, and METOC applications. This talk uses case studies from the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico to illustrate system operation and example data types. The Wave Glider is a configurable platform designed to support a wide variety of sensor payloads including fluorometers, ADCPs, SEEP detection, magnetometers, acoustic arrays, and acoustic data communications. Wave Gliders are completely self-sustaining using solar panels to power their payloads and the wave action of the ocean itself for movement, so mission durations are not limited by onboard batteries or fuel. The platform includes navigational and control systems, and communication to an operations center via satellite. To date, Wave Gliders have completed over 150,000 cumulative miles of operation, and have demonstrated individual data collection voyages of over 3,200 miles.
A brief discussion of applications under development is also included.


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Parking: Use Contract Entrance. Push button on kiosk and tell security that you are with the SPE Northside Study Group in the Greenspoint Club.

Location: Greenspoint Club
16925 Northchase Drive
Houston , Texas 77060

Date: Jan. 8, 2013, 11:30 a.m. - Jan. 8, 2013, 1 p.m.