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Mon, 23 Jun 2008

ME students developing wave presssure sensor
UCSB Mechanical Engineering majors are developing a low-cost programmable pressure instrument as an alternative to commercially available devices. The specialized device is designed to be mounted to the ocean floor at a depth of approximately 30 meters for up to six months. It uses a pressure transducer to measure pressure variations due to the change in water column height, and can be enhanced to measure temperature if needed. Data is collected, processed and stored on a Standard Digital (SD) Card. Wave measurement parameters are programmed using a Graphical User Interface (GUI). For more information on the project, contact Libe Washburn.
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