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Voyager Drifter Buoy

Product Name:Voyager Drifter Buoy
Product Description:
Type:Drifting buoy
Year of last update:2016
Year of introduction :2014
Length [m]:0.66
Width [m]:0.25
Height [m]:0.66
Weight [kg]:6
Draft [m]:0.6
Antenna/mast height [m]:0
Hull material:HDPE
Structure Material:HDPE
Ballast:internal Battery pack
Power Supply  
Battery type: Alkaline D-cell 9v with endurance for approximately 2000 data transmissions
Solar panels:Optional
Solar panels description:flat circular panel on float
Operation Characteristics 
Operating temperature: min. [°C]:0
Operating temperature: max. [°C]:50
Deployment methods:air drop up to 15m, aircraft drop with optional parachute
Min deployment depth [m]:1
Max deployment depth [m]:12000
Min weight of mooring:0
Max weight of mooring :0
Max wave conditions [m]:10
Anti-fouling systems:HDPE hull is fouling resistant
Max operating time:up to 250 days at 4 hourly transmissions, or 40 days at 30 minute intervals
Water variables sensors 
Water depth:No
Max. depth rating of sensors :100
Water temperature:Yes
Water salinity:optional
Water turbidity:optional
Chromophoric dissolved organic matter (CDOM):No
Dissolved oxygen:No
Underwater radiance:No
Sound Velocity:No
Other sensors or additional information:optional fluorometer for hydrocarbon detection
Wave and tide variables sensors 
Wave frequency:No
Wave height:No
Wave period:No
Wave direction:No
Current speed:No
Current direction:No
Other sensors or additional information:none
Atmospheric and solar variables 
Air temperature:Optional
Air humidity:Optional
Barometric pressure:Optional
Wind speed:Optional
Wind direction:Optional
Solar radiation:Optional
Other sensors or additional information:optional compact weather station
Positioning and navigation 
GPS sensor:Yes
Radar reflector:No
GPS description:integrated GPS receiver for real-time tracking, optional AIS
Navigation lights:Optional
Navigation lights description:optional 2nm strobe
Other sensors or additional information:can be customised to include compact sensor types for client applications
Communication and data 
Data logger description:micro 8/16-bit
Web based control and tracking:Yes
Acoustic communication:No
Iridium/Satellite communication:Yes
Cellular comunication:optional
UHF/VHF communication:optional
Other sensors or additional information:AIS sensor
Type of mission planning software:client specified
Type of postprocessing software:client specified
Application and use 
Training facilities:Yes
Main applications :oil spill and toxic spill tracking Search & Rescue Ocean current studies Dredge plume modelling and tracking Coastal engineering studies
Distinguishable features :unique design ensures accurate tracking of ocean surface layer with minimum wind influence

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Supplier Information
  • Fastwave

  • 60 - Coghlan road
  • 6018 Subiaco
  • Australia



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