larger size of the NB-84 provides for larger sensor
arrays, power sources and telemetry gear. The NB-84
can be equipped with an air-cooled diesel generator for
long term deployments. Large compartments protect onboard
power and electronics packages from the elements while easy
access is provided through a watertight hatch. Various VHF,
UHF, satellite, and cellular transceivers can be mounted
on the buoy for telemetry purposes.
Moored with BuoyTec's Elastic Mooring Array,
the NB-84 has a small watch circle and minimal
roll, which minimizes interference with on-board
data collection such as anemometer readings, ADCP
profiling and data telemetry transmissions.