Last Modified on Thursday, February 14, 2008 5:28:16 PM
|Is a PC based Multiple Instrument Data Acquisition System (MIDAS) controlled by a rack mounted dual processor Digital Server 3000R with 21" monitor, and 10 gigabyte hard drive. A National Instruments 16 port serial expansion board allows modular integration of instrumentation, rapid sampling rates, and the maintenance of a real-time data display. Analog sensor signals are converted to a serial format for output to the host PC using using R.M. Young A/D devices. The controlling software was developed using National Instruments LabVIEW, to allow accessibility and ease of modification.|
A real time graphical display provides charting and data display to the ships two labs as well as anywhere else on the ships network. Navigational data is acquired from a Starlink differential GPS or a Trimble GPS with a Micronet Receiver Station. The Micronet Receiver Station is a land based differential system privately maintained (provided for LUMCON’s use by Doug Chocrane Technologies, Lafayette, Louisiana), with sub 5-meter accuracy and available out to 300 miles in the Gulf of Mexico. A sea water flow-through system provides sea surface temperature, conductivity, chlorophyll fluorescence, and transmissometry data using: a Sea-bird Electronics SBE 21 Thermosalinograph; a Sea-Bird Electronics SBE 38 Remote Digital Immersion Thermometer; Turner Designs Model 10 Series Fluorometers; and a WETLabs 10 centimeter or 25.0-centimeter path length transmissometer. MIDAS also integrates the data from the ships meteorological suite into the data set and display. The meteorological suite consists of a R.M. Young 05103 Wind Monitor, a R.M. Young model 61201 Barometric Pressure sensor, a R.M. Young TS05327 Temperature and Relative Humidity sensor and photo synthetically active radiation (PAR) is measured with a LI-COR LI-190SZ Quantum Sensor.
|(16), 5 liter General Oceanics Model 1010 Nisken Bottles
(15), 20 liter General Oceanics Model 1010 Nisken Bottles
|Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) System: |
The vessel’s RD Instruments ADCP package includes vessel mounted 75 kHz, transducer and one RDI deck unit. The system is controlled by a dedicated PC and is interfaced with both the ship’s Sperry gyrocompass and a Starlink differential 2105 GPS or a Trimble GPS with a Micronet Receiver Station. System software includes: RD Instruments Data Acquisition System (DAS) and Transect, their navigational interface software AGCAVE and NAVESOFT to collect backscatter data for the determination of zooplankton distribution and concentrations.
Wire Metering Blocks
|(1) General Oceanics N4000, 0.25 meter instrumented counterbalanced block for 1/4 " wire.|
(1) General Oceanics Model 4048 Series remote electronic readout.
(1) Modified General Oceanic Trawl Block with Southern Electric Metering System for 1/2" cable.
(1) Theriot "Clean" block with Southern Electric Metering System for 3/8" kevlar cable.
(2) Kahlsico International 254WB300 Snatch-Block, Heavy-duty, 2.5 ton, 3.2 mm wire diameter.
(2) Kahlisco International 254WB307 Digital, Electronic, Meter-Wheel Counters.
(2) Adjustable Strain Relief Wire Tension Accumulators.
|(1) Bauer Model K14BP-E3 High Pressure Breathing Air Compressor and Cascade System.|
|• Knudsen 320B series Deepwater Echo sounder 320BR, 12kHz and 100kHz|
• Furuno FCV-582 colors video sounder, 50kHz and 200 kHz (alternately transmitted), 500W rms, NMEA #0183 format Input/Output sentence (located in bridge)
|Magellan Weather Station by Columbia Weather Systems, Inc|
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8124 Highway 56
Chauvin, LA 70344