The free floating buoy is an innovative solution to access submerged activities on the surface.
The buoy has internal space to assemble equipment for all kind of applications. Operating on an integrated battery supply the buoy has been applied for the following projects:
Wireless data-transfer from sensors on a submerged wreck to a control office on a nearby ship. Multiple incline and acceleration sensors were placed on the wreck and connected by wire to the bottom of the buoy, the data was gathered and wireless transferred over more than 100 meters.
Wireless video transfer from a camera to follow the activities of a diver on a fixed object. Camera was connected by cable to the buoy and video was wireless transferred from the buoy to a video control room at a nearby ship.
“Flessenpost” An IRIDIUM transmitter was placed inside a buoy and the buoy was dropped in the Nordsee, a geocaching look-a-like game was initiated to find the buoy.
Survey of bottom with a camera on the diver and the buoy following the diver on the surface. Video was transferred to a control room on the quay.