The BSOP provides measurements of conductivity and temperatures of the West Florida Shelf through sensory data.

Project Summary

Industry

Life Science

Location

West Florida

Business Situation

USF College of Marine Science needed help with design and development of control firmware for the BSOP system.

Technical Situation

The device had to be a free floating, vertically migrating platform that collects various sensor data and provides near-real-time data collection.

Solution

Occam Technology Group worked with the USF College of Marine Science to design and develop sensory data controls using ORBCOMM satellite networks.

Benefits

We used design engineering tools and software development to deliver an outstanding product that collects a large number of low-cost platforms for mapping of oceanographic and biological parameters.

Services

  • Design engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Structural engineering
  • Materials engineering

Control Firmware for Oceanographic Data Collection

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The USF College of Marine Science created the Bottom Stationed Ocean Profiler as a buoyancy-regulated platform to collect data. This device used satellite communication, flexible operations programs, and data storage in near-real-time. During each mission, 50-70 cycles of data were successfully calculated of the West Florida Shelf. The goal of this project was to provide a large number of low-cost platforms in order to create sensors for synoptic spatial and temporal mapping of oceanographic and biological parameters.