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    • ToI 1: WGMS Interface

      Topic of Interest 1: WGMS Interface

      • User Manual
      • Piloting Rules-of-Thumb
      • Mobile Device Interface (scrolling, display size)
      • External AIS sources (e.g., integration w/marinetraffic.com)
      • Sensor data retrieval/display (of core operational data); consistency of data collection independent from transmission rate
      • Telemetry report rate of weather station
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    • 2 years, 9 months ago

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    • ToI 2: Deployment and Recovery

      Topic of Interest 2: Deployment & Recovery

      • Towing of the Waveglider
      • Other means of deployment and recovery
      • Operation with tow fish
      • Gather videos/picture series from community members on their procedures, different supply vessels (big boats vs. small boats), etc.
      • Umbilical length optimization
      • Autonomous return to port
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    • 2 years, 9 months ago

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    • ToI 3: Operations and Maintenance

      Topic of Interest 3: Operations & Maintenance

      • Cleaning (biofouling, etc.)
      • Pre-deployment testing (checklists based on user experience)
      • Structural inspection
      • Protective measures (e.g., rubber bumpers)
      • Power management
      • Cell phone network vs. iridium (in particular, data loss at change of transmission rate)
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    • ToI 4: Payload Integration

      Topic of Interest 4: Payload Integration

      • Direct communication between custom payload computers and main computer (communication, control, accessing data streams (status, GPS, etc.))
      • Instrument driver development (payload configuration)
      • Issue scripts avoiding board number use
      • Self-induced noise, vehicle motion
      • Power management
      • Mechanical integration
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    • ToI 5: System Tests and Operational Security

      Topic of Interest 5: System Tests & Operational Security

      • Weather station
      • Radar reflector
      • AIS Transceiver (or AtoN), collision avoidance
      • Risk assessment (e.g., weather conditions, ship traffic)
      • Legal issues for operations in national waters
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