Light-Weight Environmental Monitoring Buoy
The RADAR reflector, solar powered beacon light, and the redundant
Iridium/GPS antennas located at the top of the mast are shown here.
Fully instrumented LW-EMB at the lab for testing.
The LW-EMB deployed successfully at sea, sending back real-time data.
Picture taken while testing the electronics for the Iridium/GPS modem
and data collection.
This shock absorbing component attaches to the bottom of the LW-EMB Load Cage.
It aids in strain relief, snap shock absorption, and as a stabilizer/righting
The LW-EMB being deployed over the side of the R/V Robert Gordon Sproul.
Mid-deployment stage: Buoy deployed and being towed to location,
mooring ready on A-frame.