McLane, along with customer and industry partners, recently took McLane Moored Profilers (MMP) into the ocean on the East and West coasts. Two separate collaborative at-sea deployments successfully tested a new profiler inductive charging system and a prototype profiler with new sensor integration, inductive telemetry, and mechanical enhancements.
In Seattle, WA, Shilshole Bay was the site of profilers that featured a new inductive charging option. A team of scientists from University of Washington’s Applied Physics Laboratory (APL-UW) and McLane staff performed dock tests at Shilshole Bay Marina, followed by a ship deployment in Meadow Point, Shilshole Bay. After the success of the Shilshole Bay deployment, theMMP is now deployed in Friday Harbour and will remain there for longer term inductive charging testing.
On the East Coast, an MMP went to sea and collected data for 48 days at a site one mile northeast of Isle of Shoals, near New Hampshire. The team conducted joint sensor testing with RBR systems and Nortek, including the Aquadopp II ACM and concerto CTD sensors. Over 2,299 profiles were collected which included profiling pattern changes. Enhanced mechanical features were also tested during this deployment.