AUTONOMOUS VERTICAL PROFILER
[ CSIR-NIO technology]
About the Autonomous Vertical Profiler (AVP)
The autonomous vertical profiler presented here offers a fast, cost effective, optimized approach to profiling in coastal waters. It consists of a hands-free, motor driven in-situ robot profiler that requires no operator skill or deployment gear, while fulfilling the requirements of repetitive sampling in coastal waters. It uses standard oceanographic sensors to measure vertical structure at high resolution in waters as shallow as 5m and as deep as 200m. It has also been used in water bodies like dams, lakes and estuaries.
(Coral Reef image obtained at Grand Island, Goa)
US PATENT No.: US 6,786,087 B2 , “Controlled Thruster Driven Profiler for Coastal Waters”, Dated: Sep. 7, 2004