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Expertise       Video: Adrift at Sea, Generating Electricity  

Mechanical Design

  • Scientific and naval instrumentation
  • Autonomous undersea vehicles
  • Moorings, underwater structures and towers
  • Harsh environment packaging (polar, shipboard, and airborne systems)
  • Finite element analysis
  • Acoustic transducers
  • Corrosion and abrasion analysis and control

Electrical Design

  • Low-power, battery operated, embedded systems
  • High-speed data acquisition systems and signal processings
  • Custom analog and digital board design, PCB layout
  • Complex system design, electro-mechanical systems
  • Custom and OEM sensor integration

Software Design

  • Embedded systems
  • Remote/autonomous operation
  • TCP/IP instrumentation
  • Linux, Windows, and DOS systems
  • C++, Visual Basic, Labview, Matlab, and web-based languages

Field Operations

  • Deployment, operation, and recovery of equipment at sea and in the Arctic
  • Logistics and operations support in the Arctic, at sea, and remote locations
  • Diving — open water and under-ice (divers certified by the American Academy of Underwater Sciences and by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration for nitrox mixed gas diving)

APL-UW engineers invented an offshore, free-drifting generator of electric power -- WEBS.

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Acoustics Air-Sea Interaction & Remote Sensing Center for Environmental & Information Systems Center for Industrial & Medical Ultrasound Electronic & Photonic Systems Ocean Engineering Ocean Physics Polar Science Center
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