SeaFlipper - autonomous cost-effective measurements in coastal waters
|Coordinator||Ocean Origo AB|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 340 000|
|Project duration||April 2020 - July 2021|
|Venture||Innovation projects in enterprises|
|Call||Innovation projects in small and medium-sized companies - autumn 2019|
Purpose and goal
Develop an autonomous, cost-effective measuring instrument for automatic measurements in coastal sea areas. The instrument must have such high functionality, such great competitive advantages and offer such low total costs that potential customers in operational oceanography, universities and "blue" companies will choose the instrument as a standard tool.
Expected results and effects
The result of the project so far is that we have come a long way in the development work, but not yet all the way to the final goal. We have created an excellent technical platform to complete the work. We are satisfied with the current design of pressure vessels, battery packs, flip mechanism, electronics, floating discs, sensor mounting, control software, user interface, etc. We see that the concept holds and we expect to complete the project in the spring-22.
Planned approach and implementation
The work has mostly been carried out by the project manager himself according to the plan. The project has had to adapt to the company´s deteriorating economy caused by Corona. The company has, for example, acquired 3D printer tools and associated knowledge in 3D CAD "in-house" instead of outsourcing to external companies. Indeed time consuming but has definitely strengthened the company´s development ability. The pool tests have been carried out in an efficient manner. Much of the work has taken place in a home environment due to the Corona.