Re-deployable testing facilities (Project TYPE D)
The 3D animation depicts a possible SUNRISE re-deployable testing facility that can be requested for use for a few weeks by projects submitting to the second SUNRISE open call. SUNRISE has developed underwater sensor nodes floating at a given depth or anchored at the sea bottom. These nodes integrate multi-parametric sensors, battery packs, Evologics acoustic modems and SUNRISE SDCS (Software Defined Communication Stack), which allow them to discover each other and create a multi-hop communication network for real time delivery of sensed data. All devices can be swiftly deployed (few minutes per node) from a RHIB. They can be remotely controlled from the RHIB for programming them to perform different operations, such as changing the sampling rate and the type of measurements to take. Nodes provide real time data to the SUNRISE GATE (running remotely or on a PC on the RHIB) via multi-hop acoustic networking. Data is then stored in a data-base for further processing and analysis when most convenient.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR are end users willing to customize and use the SUNRISE re-deployable testing facilities. Candidate projects can ask SUNRISE core partners to integrate different sensors on the nodes depending on application needs (integration of new sensors should be budgeted by the subproject). Projects could also address a customization of the SUNRISE technology to fulfill more specific needs of a given application or propose a temporary installation of a SUNRISE re-deployable testing facility at a given site to study a phenomenon of interest. Each project can have up to 4 nodes leased by core partners at no cost. Only shipping and insurance costs should be budgeted on the subproject budget. An AUV can also be obtained in lease covering costs for insurance/shipping and for a 2-person crew travel/lodging. For further information please contact the SUNRISE project coordinator.