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AXYS TRAXYS Directional Wave and Current Buoy

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AXYS TRAXYS Directional Wave and Current Buoy
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Description

Developed in conjunction with the Canadian Hydraulics Centre of the National Research Council of Canada, the TRIAXYS" Directional Wave Buoy is a precision instrument incorporating advanced technologies that make it an easy to use, rugged, yet economical buoy for accurate measurement of directional waves.  The TRIAXYS"  sensor unit is comprised of three accelerometers, three rate gyros, a fluxgate compass, and the proprietary TRIAXYS"  Processor.

The TRIAXYS" Directional Wave Buoy is solar powered which eliminates the need for frequent and expensive battery replacement. TRIAXYS" is also easy to handle during deployment and can be rolled off a ship deck without any concern for sensor damage due to spinning. It can also withstand extreme temperatures as its sensor is not subject to freezing.

Wave and sea surface temperature data are collected, processed and logged on the buoy and then transmitted via Iridium satellite telemetry to a base station hosting AXYS'WaveView" software. This data display software allows for full presentation and archiving of data along with diagnostic utilities.

The buoy is fitted with an Inmarsat D+ transceiver which allows GPS data to be collected. Upon activation this satellite system also allows for a secondary telemetry should the primary system be unavailable, as well as for Watchcircle alarm, in case of buoy drift. If the buoy was to move beyond a defined radius, the end user will receive a series of alarm messages.

Key Features

State-of-the-art directional wave measurements.

Solar powered.

Sea surface temperature sensor.

GPS positioning.

Iridium and/or Inmarsat D telemetry.

VHF telemetry version also available.

Simultaneous current profiling versions also available.

Rugged, compact system.