Wave Glider Transceiver
Acoustic modem payload
Engineered for: USV
Wave Glider Transceiver (WGT) is an acoustic transceiver designed to integrate within a Liquid Robotics Wave Glider ASV. It enables wireless data harvesting operations to be conducted with a wide range of our instruments including AMT, Fetch and PIES.
At a glance
Custom engineered for a Wave Glider standard aft payload space
Provides subsea-surface-shore gateway link for Sonardyne long endurance sensors
Enables direct remote data collection on demand, monitoring and control from shore based Wave Glider operations centre
Integrated acoustic modem with data rates from 100 to 9,000 bps
Add capability to your Wave Glider
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The WGT functionality enables Wave Glider to acoustically collect data from large arrays of seabed instruments in a highly cost effective manner without the need to deploy a traditional surface ship to perform this operation. Instead, Wave Glider is controlled remotely from a shore station via Iridium satellite communications.
The WGT is available with directional transducer options for operating in both Medium Frequency (19-34kHz) and Lower Medium Frequency (12-20kHz) bands to suit different seabed instruments and is fully Sonardyne Wideband® 2 compatible.
The WGT is tightly integrated into the Wave Glider vehicle communications and power systems thereby providing many of the standard acoustic commands and features associated with Sonardyne 6G products.
Data are passed by Wave Glider to the Iridium satellite system for on-wards transmission to the user in near real time.
Wave Glider Transceiver case studies
GPS-Acoustics unlock a new approach to seabed geodetics
Guest authors, Liquid Robotics, take a closer look at seafloor geodesy, an emerging scientiﬁc ﬁeld that is making the real-time study of continental plate tectonics a cost-effective and viable option.
Guest Author: Liquid Robotics
Unlocking the Gulf Loop Current
Randy Watts, Professor of Oceanography at the of the University of Rhode Island, sets out how our PIES are part of a project to improve the forecasting of underwater ‘storms’ in the Gulf of Mexico.
Guest author: Professor Randy Watts, University of Rhode Island
|Feature||Type 8297-000-01||Type 8297-000-02|
|Depth Rating||8 m||8 m|
|Operating Frequency||MF (19–34 kHz)||LMF (12–20 kHz)|
|Transducer Beam Shape||Directional||Directional|
|Transmit Source Level (dB re 1 µPa @ 1m)||187–196 dB (4 levels)||187–196 dB (4 levels)|
|Tone Equivalent Energy (TEE)||193–202 dB||193–202 dB|
|Receive Sensitivity (dB re 1 µPa)||90–120 dB (7 levels)||90–120 dB (7 levels)|
|Acoustic Modem Data Rates||100-9,000 bps (6 levels)||100-9,000 bps (6 levels)|
|Dimensions (Length x Width x Height)||407 x 440 x 223 mm||407 x 440 x 223 mm|
|Weight||11.5 kg||11.5 kg|
|Internal Backup Battery||Rechargeable Li-ion (2.2 Ah)||Rechargeable Li-ion (2.2 Ah)|
|Satellite Communications||Iridium RUDICS (2,400 bps)||Iridium RUDICS (2,400 bps)|