Autonomous Vertical Profiler (AVP)

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Contact Details

The Director,
CSIR - National Institute of Oceanography (NIO),
Dona Paula, Goa, INDIA - 403004
Tel: +91 832-2450200, Fax: +91 832-2450602,
Email: director@nio.org, www.nio.org

IPR Status Patent / Copyright / Trademark Secured in India / Abroad IPR Details
Patent granted in USA (No. 6786087 B2)
Application / Uses

Satellite Validation,Fisheries research, Oceanography etc.

Salient Technical Features including Competing Features

Portable, easy to operate and very useful for rapid & time series profiling

Level/Scale of Development
Developed and tested in all respects.
Environmental Considerations
Runs on rechargeable batteries. Eco- friendly material used for construction.
Status of Commercialization
Technology has been transferred to M/S Control Technologies, Bangalore
Major Raw Materials to be Utilized
Aluminum 6061 and Acetal
Major Plant Equipment and Machinery Required
CNC machines
Economically feasible
Technology Package
  • Software, Electrical and Mechanical Drawing


Longitudinal section of the Autonomous Vehicle Profiler showing different modules of it coupled together


AVP GUI Main Page


Time Response of Depth Control and Actuator Input

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