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Title:
CONTROLLABLE BUOYS AND NETWORKED BUOY SYSTEMS
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2015/187742
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
Buoyant sensor networks are described, comprising floating buoys with sensors and energy harvesting capabilities. The buoys can control their buoyancy and motion, and can organize communication in a distributed fashion. Some buoys may have tethered underwater vehicles with a smart spooling system that allows the vehicles to dive deep underwater while remaining in communication and connection with the buoys.

Inventors:
DAVOODI FARANAK (US)
DAVOUDI FARHOOMAN (FR)
Application Number:
US2015/033845
Publication Date:
May 18, 2017
Filing Date:
June 02, 2015
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Assignee:
CALIFORNIA INST OF TECHN (US)
International Classes:
B63B22/00; B63C11/48; B63G8/00; B66D1/50; F03B13/14; G01V1/00; H02S10/40
Foreign References:
US20120289103A12012-11-15
US20110011323A12011-01-20
US20130222115A12013-08-29
US20100212574A12010-08-26
US20120285544A12012-11-15
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
CASH, Brian J. et al. (Suite 700Pasadena, California, US)
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