1KA Seaglider uses state-of-the-art oceanographic instrumentation to precisely measure temperature and conductivity as a function of depth. In addition to research applications, these measurements provide sound velocity profiles that are critical for characterizing acoustic propagation models.
1KA Seaglider operates at depths ranging from 50 to 1,000 meters, gliding up and down for up to seven months at a time using a buoyancy engine to change its density. Shifting internal masses provide both pitch and roll control for maneuvering.
1KA Seaglider communicates via Iridium satellite phone, sending back data and receiving commands. Data can be uploaded every time Seaglider surfaces.
1KA Seaglider comes prepared for deployment; the user sets the mission parameters with the base station from anywhere in the world and begins the mission. If necessary, Seaglider can be reprogrammed and redirected each time it surfaces.