mobilization of large data telemetry buoy in Gloucester, Massachusetts.
of several 2.1 meter data telemetry buoys designed and manufactured
for the offshore oil industry. These large buoys were equipped solid-state
generators adapted by BuoyTec
engineers to provide up to 90 days of round-the-clock power to HF
and VHF radio transmitters on 135 gallons of LPG fuel. Provision
for at-sea refueling was provided with an attached, floating hose
assembly (visible on ice to the left of the buoy in the photo above).
buoys were anchored by means of a single-point BuoyTec
Elastic Mooring consisting of 10 elastic links in parallel which
were attached between the buoy and the 4000 lb sinker. The considerable
tension generated by the large elastic array limited the lateral
movement of the buoy to less than +/- 7meters in water depths ranging
from 65 to 110 meters.