Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
 2007 projects
Ocean observatories

Extension cables for the Monterey Accelerated Research System (MARS)

Project Manager: Jon Erickson

A universal constant in nearly all plans for use of deep-sea observatories is the fact that investigators are quite certain that they will not want to put their equipment exactly where the power and communications infrastructure ends up residing. In just about all use case scenarios examined to date, the need for extension cables is identified. Demonstrating nearly oracle-like vision, MBARI developed extension cables years ago for Canyon Dynamics and the Monterey Ocean Observing System-Shepard Meander. This project will adapt those early designs for the higher-power, higher-bandwidth applications of cabled observatories.

Last updated: Feb. 05, 2009