Techtonic Plate Monitoring

Date: 4/6/2010

Falmouth Scientific Inc (USA) supplied a solar-powered autonomous underwater vehicle (SAUV) to the University of Tokyo for use in monitoring tectronic plate movement. SAUV is designed to operate for weeks or months without maintenance, servicing or recharging. It can be programmed to dive to 500m, travel to designated waypoints and operate on the surface during conditions suitable for battery charging via solar energy input. It can collect from 300 to 900 watt-hours per day.

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