Deployed up to 3,500 metres
Renewable energy source for continued multi-year operation
Able to Integrate with any sensor & telemetry
Life expectancy of 20+ years
The aluminum 3 metre buoy is a very capable and rugged ocean data acquisition system that can be configured with a wide range of sensors for monitoring a variety of meteorological and oceanographic parameters. This platform’s long term survivability and its substantial reserve capacity make it the ideal offshore MetOcean platform.
Primary batteries, solar panels and rechargeable batteries provide power to operate transmitters to both polar orbiting and geostationary satellites simultaneously. Other radio transmitters may also be used. Sufficient power is provided for a navigation light that meets international regulations – an important feature for permanent buoy stations.
The 3 metre has proven to be very reliable and cost-effective platform. The expected service life of the 3 metre platform is in excess of 20 years and properly maintained 3 metre buoys have never been retired due to corrosion.
Renewable power supply:
Fully solar powered. Up to six 55W solar panels, 400 to 500 amp hour battery capacity.
Navigation aids, alarms and buoy tracking:
GPS package indicates whether buoy is on-station through the AXYS WatchCircle Alarm Position Verification; also includes Buoy Status information (State of charge threshold alert, water intrusion alert) with 3 severity stages, communications inactivity alert
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