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Instrumentation and sensor development

Ridge observatory development
Project Manager/Lead Engineer: Paul McGill
Lead Scientist: Debra Stakes

The goal of this continuing project is to develop the hardware and software necessary to support an integrated suite of instruments to measure ground motion, fluid flow, and fluid chemistry on an active mid-ocean ridge. The targeted deployment area is tentatively planned to be the Endeavor Segment of the Juan de Fuca Ridge in 2003. 

In 2002, we’ll continue our data logger development along three main threads. First, upgrade the hardware by porting the SideARM architecture to the LP1, creating the LP2; second, port the current data logging software to the new LP2 platform; and third, port the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Inductively Coupled Link technology to the LP1/LP2.