Edge_Smart Buoy is a slender watertight body fitted with a light and modular instrumented upper mast and a lower mast with modular easy recoverable ballast. Buoy mooring is made with a light weight synthetic mooring line and modular chain lengths according to the sea water depth.
- COMPACT WATERTIGHT VESSEL;
- 300MM IN DIAMETER AND 700N IN WEIGHT;
- LIGHT AND MODULAR INSTRUMENTED UPPER SPAR;
- LOWER MAST WITH MODULAR EASY RECOVERABLE BALLAST;
- LIGHT WEIGHT SINTETIC MOORING LINE;
- MODULAR CHAIN LENGTHS FOR BUOY MOORING.
Energy supply is provided by a compact set of batteries topped up by energy harvesting systems (photovoltaic panels, umbrella-mounted for easy storage, and wind mill generator).
Data link of all sensors fully integrated in Data Management System is based on Real Time info on Buoy Monitoring Activity previous a Data Quality Control before Web Publishing:
- Wifi communication for local up/downloading;
- DGPRS for coastal data transfer;
- Satellite data link IRIDIUM (for optimal area coverage)
A full set of scientific sensor can be provided:
- CTD Conductivity Temperature Probe with sampling Pump;
- Multi Physics Probe (Ph, Chlorophyl, Oxygen, Transparency sensors etc);
- Current profiling with ADCP;
- Biosensors sampling and analysis;
- Meteo Station (Wind Dir. & Vel.,Humidity, Temperature,etc);
- Wave Height and Direction;
- Marine Mammals Listening Station.
For the purpose of Marine Safety the following features can be provided:
- Easy Deployable Buoy Network;
- Surface and Underwater Chains of sensors;
- Easy Integration of new Sensors into Data Management System;
- Adaptability to various protection scenarios;
- Easy customization due to easy buoy redeployment.