wave direction sensor News

  • Successful ocean test advances wave energy research

    The newest prototype of a wave energy device being developed by Oregon State University and Columbia Power Technologies was successfully tested last month in the ocean off Newport, Ore., providing valuable data and moving the research program closer to commercialization. In a $1 million research effort during the past year, 18 different “direct drive” wave energy technologies have been evaluated, ...


    By Oregon State University

  • Energy Department Announces Funding for Demonstration and Testing of Advanced Wave and Tidal Energy Technologies

    The Energy Department today announced $10 million to strengthen the U.S. marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) energy industry, including wave and tidal energy sources. Through the two funding opportunities announced today the Department is supporting design, manufacturing, demonstration, and testing of sustainable, environmentally responsible marine and hydrokinetic energy devices and ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Dynamic calibration of pressure sensors for engines

    The characterisation of the pressure sensors used to develop the next generation of petrol and diesel engines is crucial to optimising their design, improving efficiency and reducing emissions. The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has developed shock tube facilities for the calibration of these sensors under the dynamic pressure conditions that they experience in use. Manufacturers of petrol ...

  • Advances in Sea-State Forecasting using Chelsea Sensor

    Marine operations such as offshore oil and gas operations, renewable energy projects and shipping depend on high quality information on sea-state (wave height, period, direction, steepness) for economic and safety decision making. The information currently available is based on atmospheric/ocean models ...


    By Chelsea Technologies Group

  • As fast as lightning: The new weather sensor with lightning detection

    Up to now, there was little evidence to prove that damage or fires were caused by lightning. Lightning strikes can not only cause dangerous fires but can also give rise to great financial losses in the case of surge damage. This is especially critical for smart grids, solar panels and wind turbines, but also for building insurance, outdoor events and the forestry sector. “WS800”, the ...

  • Belkin Unveils Echo Sensor Technology for Intelligent Use of Water, Energy and Natural Gas Resources

    Belkin, a trusted leader of technology solutions for office, classroom, IT infrastructure, and mobile environments, today introduced Echo, an advanced sensor technology system for ...

  • Liquid Robotics Announces Pacific Crossing (PacX) Grand Challenge to Worldwide Science Community

    Liquid Robotics®, an ocean data services provider and developer of the first wave-powered Wave Glider® marine robot, today announced its Pacific Crossing (PacX) Challenge open to scientists around the world. During the PacX Challenge, four Wave Gliders will launch in the fall of 2011 off the coast of Northern California and attempt to travel the longest distance at sea by an unmanned marine ...


    By Marketwire

  • New radar satellite technique sheds light on ocean current dynamics

    Ocean surface currents have long been the focus of research due to the role they play in weather, climate and transportation of pollutants, yet essential aspects of these currents remain unknown. By employing a new technique – based on the same principle as police speed-measuring radar guns – to satellite radar data, scientists can now obtain information necessary to understand better the ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Environmental Sensing Platform installed in the Great Salt Lake, Utah

    Salt Lake City, Utah – Precision Measurement Engineering, Inc (PME), an internationally known oceanographic and limnologic instrument design corporation provided a LakeESP sensor monitoring buoy to the U.S. Geological Survey for the Great Salt Lake in early, 2010. The LakeESP (Environmental Sensing Platform) is a lake sensor buoy able to collect a variety of water and air measurements every ...

  • DOE Selects Six University Coal Research Projects for Funding

    The U.S Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected six projects to receive funding through NETL’s University Coal Research Program, administered by the Crosscutting Research Technology Program. The University Coal Research Program funds research and development at U.S. colleges and universities for coal conversion and utilization. ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • A-Metrics restructures management team

    A-Metrics, LLC announced the appointment of W. Richard (Rick) Webster as the firm’s general manager and chief executive officer. Prior to being named CEO Webster served as Chief Financial Officer for the company. A-Metrics has also formed a new scientific advisory board to help enhance efforts to maximize commercial application of its innovative linear measurement device that operates as a ...


    By A-Metrics LLC

  • CAS DataLoggers Technology Used in New Tsunami Detection System

    Intelligent Data Logger is the Brains of Advanced Early Warning Device CAS DataLoggers is proud to announce the release of a jointly-developed Tsunami Detection System incorporating its own dataTaker intelligent datalogging technology. The ARROW Tsunami Detection System is now pending patent and is the result of ...


    By CAS DATALOGGERS

  • Voyage to Southern Ocean to monitor greenhouse gas air-sea fluxes

    Scientists have set off from the Chilean port of Punta Arenas to spend 42 days amid the high winds and big waves of the Southern Ocean, where they will make groundbreaking measurements to explain how large amounts of climate-affecting gases move between atmosphere and sea, and vice-versa. The cruise should provide important information on factors controlling the flux of the greenhouse gas carbon ...

  • Earthsoft to Provide T-Chain Software

    Over the next few months PME will team with EarthSoft, Inc. to provide a complete water monitoring and analysis system. The EQuIS LakeWatch from EarthSoft is a lake and reservoir monitoring software, which takes collected information and analyzes, interprets, and communicates detailed results. The LakeWatch software is to be compatible with PME’s LakeESP or T-Chain. Lake Dardanelle ...

  • Ground Crews Talk Sense On Generator Maintenance

    Aircraft servicing times are being reduced, enabling more flying hours, thanks to a new fully automatic generator testing station developed by MEL Aviation in Sudbury, Suffolk. A key element in the design of the station is the use of a TorqSense non-contact torque sensor, which can be deployed instantly for high performance acceleration and deceleration tests of aircrafts’ ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • Servo research points the way to improved dynamics

    Research at the University of Manchester has demonstrated servo systems with vastly improved dynamics with the most challenging of loads. The key to the increased performance is a torque transducer from Sensor Technology employing Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) techniques to deliver high-bandwidth, non-contact solution.The ease of set-up of modern servo drive systems, combined with steadily reducing ...


    By Sensor Technology Ltd

  • French WWTP installs LIT open channel UV-system

    Recently O.E.I. France, distributor of LIT for the French market, installed a LIT open channel UV system in the South of France close to the Mediterranean Sea. The system is placed in the municipal Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) of the village of Canet-en-Roussillon with 10.182 inhabitants. The capacity of the WWTP however is based on the summer season population of 66.000 inhabitants. The ...

  • LakeESP Installed in Lake Stechlin

    PME and Terra4 recently installed a LakeESP for the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Germany, in Lake Stechlin. The installation was completed in three days and included a LakeESP ...

  • French WWTP installs LIT open channel UV-system

    Recently O.E.I. France, distributor of LIT for the French market, installed a LIT open channel UV system in the South of France close to the Mediterranean Sea. The system is placed in the municipal Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) of the village of Canet-en-Roussillon with 10.182 inhabitants. The capacity of the WWTP however is based on the summer season population of 66.000 inhabitants. The ...

  • RWE Innogy testing second metocean buoy after promising first trial

    RWE Innogy, in partnership with the operator of Eneco Luchterduinen offshore wind farm, has successfully completed the trial of an innovative offshore buoy for measuring wind and wave data in the Netherlands. The floating measuring platform demonstrably fulfilled the requirements with regard to availability and accuracy. For the purpose of testing further technical configurations with various ...


    By RWE AG

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