TRIAXYS DIRECTIONAL WAVE BUOY DBCP Conference Chennai, India October, 2004 Don Bryan
AXYS is… ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING SENSORS, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS BUOY DESIGNS, FABRICATION & SERVICE *A DIVISION OF AXYS TECHNOLOGIES INC.
COMPANY BACKGROUND Founded in 1974, Victoria BC Canada Engineers, Scientists, Technicians, Field Service & Training Specialists Custom environmental data collection systems (hardware & software) Manufacturer of Environment Canada’s (EC) ODAS Buoy Network EC’s Service Contractor
COMPANY BACKGROUND AXYS systems are deployed around the world in over twenty countries Global Experience from the Arctic to the Tropics Meteorological buoys since 1986 Service contractor for second largest buoy network in the world.
AXYS works closely with Environment Canada : Weather and sea-state forecasting Canadian Coast Guard : Marine navigation, logistics, SAR Department of Fisheries and Oceans: Ocean science Department of Defense : SAR AXYS : Products, R&D and Services
MET BUOYS 3 Meter Discus WatchKeeper™ 6 Meter NOMAD
Example Customers CETMEF, Puertos del Estado U.S. Navy, NOAA, Environment Canada, Chilean Navy (SHOA) Victorian Channels Authority Rio Tinto Zinc Defense Research Establishment Pennsylvania State University Port of Le Havre Royal Dutch Shell, Mobil Oil, Petrobras Used in over 20 countries
Clamping ring Dome Antenna Obstruction light Infrared port Solar panel assembly TRIAXYS sensor & telemetry module Batteries Hull
TRIAXYS ™ Directional Wave Buoy Developed Jointly by… Axys and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC)
Features & Benefits Rugged & Reliable –spin/freeze proof Easy set-up & deployment Radio, Cellular, & Satellite friendly High accuracy data – NRC algorithms Low operating cost – solar batteries 2 way remote communications Configurable at sea via IR port
Capabilities Wave height range +/-20m Accuracy – better than 2% Resolution – 1cm Wave period – 1.6-30 sec Wave directional range – 0-360deg Sea surface temp - -5 to +50c
Measurements Wave height, period, direction, temp H max, avg Tmax, avg Peak period, Signif period Mean direction, mean spread etc
WaveView TM Fully automated data recording and archiving Data transmission and error checking Data processing Data display of spectral and zero- crossing statistics, directional and non-directional spectra