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Improving Glider Missions with Integrated AD2CP

Nortek & iRobot

Monday, October 15, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Virginia Beach, VA

Improving Glider Missions with Integrated AD2CP

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Improving Glider Missions with Integrated AD2CP

Monday, October 15, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM 
Oceans 2012 - Hampton Roads
Virginia Beach Convention Center
1000 19th St 
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Link to Oceans 2012 Website

Autonomous gliders provide a powerful tool for observing ocean properties with a variety of sensors. Including an acoustic Doppler current profiler (AD2CP) in this suite allows accurate positioning of the glider in the water column away from the surface and bottom and detailed observations of the currents through the water column. Knowing the glider position, observations of temperature, salinity, velocity and other measurements can be mapped in three dimensions. The result is a detailed view of the ocean in a region or along a transect line.

Attendance by engineers, technicians, program managers, and research scientists is encouraged.  Attendees will receive a general overview of glider operations, AD2CP integration, advanced Doppler processing, and example raw and processed data obtained during development of the integrated solution.

Topics covered:

Introduction

  • iRobot® Seaglider overview
  • Current and past projects using iRobot Seaglider
  • Why put an AD2CP on a glider?
  • New mission opportunities

Glider Operation

  • Flight dynamics
  • Typical sensor payloads
  • Considerations for missions with an AD2CP

Integrated ADCP Details

  • Power considerations
  • Measurement considerations
  • Data products
  • Broadband and pulse coherent operation
  • Programming interface
  • Data formats

Data Processing

  • Integration with other sensors such as the CTD
  • Sampling at a specified time or depth interval?
  • Depth averaged velocities
  • Shear profiles
  • Least squares solutions
  • Example datasets

Future Development

  • Automated processing
  • Assessing the accuracy of velocity measurements under various conditions
  • Comparisons to moored velocity data
  • Processing toolboxes

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Oceans 2012 - Hampton Roads
1000 19th St
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Monday, October 15, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM


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