This project incorporated the build and development of three low cost sensor packages with a configurable gateway

Project Insights

  • €17,350

    Total Project Costs
  • 2 yr

    Project Duration
  • 2016

    Year Funded

Project Description

It is proposed to connect to a science port on the cable end equipment at Galway Bay Marine and Renewable Energy Test Site: this connection will avail of ethernet communications and power. The project will involve the deployment of a Mobilis Surface Buoy with associated mooring, ruggedised dynamic ethernet and power cable, junction boxes, and a drymate cable connector suitable for connection to the CEE1. Surface equipment mounted on the buoy will include ethernet switches, serial server, ethernet gateways, microcontrollers, experimental radio transceivers, etc. This configuration will serve to maximise use of this connection to the existing SmartBay Infrastructure. The purpose of this connection will be to simulate a deep sea cabled observatory node for research, design and experimentation purposes.

Project Details

Total Project Cost: €17,350

Funding Agency: Marine Institute

Year Funded: 2016

Lead Organisation: University of Limerick (UL)

Aoife Hegarty

Lead Researcher