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CARTHE GPS DRIFTER

A low-cost, biodegradable, and sacrificial drifter to map surface currents

The low-cost, biodegradable, and sacrificial CARTHE drifter tracks currents centered 40 cm below the surface and is designed to enable large-scale deployments. The patented design was developed by a team of physical oceanographers and engineers at the University of Miami.

Specifications

  • Telemetry: Very low-cost Globalstar Simplex
  • Material: PHA biodegradable plastic
  • Battery: Alkaline
  • Lifespan: Up to 3 months
  • Position Frequency: 5 minutes
  • Deployment: Magnetic switch activation
  • Drogue Depth: 40 cm
  • Weight: 4 kg in air
  • Assembly: 3-part kit
  • CARTHE drifter
  • Calibrating CARTHE drifter
  • Deploying CARTHE drifter

ALTERNATE VIEWS

  • CARTHE drifter deployment map
  • Deploying CARTHE drifter
  • Deploying CARTHE drifter
Version: 1.2.16242.14371 6/26/2017
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