By Lighthouse

Houston, Texas – In November 2009 a deepwater cabled seabed observatory consisting of twenty-one fully sensored Aanderaa RDCP 600’s, that range in depth from 500 meters of water to 3,000 meters, and three 75 KHz RDI Workhorse Doppler Acoustic meters, will begin the real-time characterization of the marine environment around Cape Ras Al Hadd, Oman. This one-of-a-kind system utilizes the latest advances in the telecommunication industry. A fiber optic cable acts as the backbone to the system. The armored cable runs from a shore facility to provide power to the arrays and offers virtually unlimited bandwidth for the return of sensor data. Phase one of this system began four years ago monitoring in depths of up to 1,000 meters.

“When the system goes live this November, it will mark the culmination of three years of effort by Lighthouse and our vendors to design, build, test, and install the most advanced monitoring system for marine research. The 4,000 meter design can support multiple sensors configured to meet customer needs for time series monitoring in all marine environments. The fiber optic backbone of the Lighthouse 4,000 meter system eliminates the inherent danger that plagues any surface buoy and offers a cost effective and reliable method for the acquisition of oceanographic data for time-series research,” said Ken du Vall, Lighthouse R & D Enterprises, Inc. President and COO.

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Lighthouse R&D Enterprises, Inc. focuses on the research and development of technical applications for the marine environment and sources innovative ideas or technical breakthroughs that can be applied or modified to support the acquisition of reliable time-series data using the latest advances in technology.