Sea-Trekking Rechargeable Instrumented DRifter



STRIDR® is a small, low-cost Lagrangian drifter that provides remote sensing capabilities to organizations like the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Coast Guard, DARPA, and NOAA. Floating sensor networks benefit commercial companies as well, such as energy companies with off-shore platforms and shipping companies. STRIDR’s on-board processing produces environmental measurements including float location and surface current estimates, wave statistics, atmospheric and ocean surface temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed, humidity, and cloud cover. STRIDR is part of a line of Arteté drifters and is equipped with a standard suite of sensors including GPS, a 10-DOF inertial measurement unit, a microphone, and temperature and pressure sensors. STRIDR is customizable and can accommodate many other types of sensors as well. STRIDR’s wings are rechargeable solar panels, and at mission’s end can safely scuttle to the ocean floor where most of its components will biodegrade.

  • Low size, weight, power, and cost
  • Flexible design to host multiple sensors simultaneously
  • Solar panels that enhance float life
  • Iridium-certified design
  • Wi-Fi update capable
  • Minimal environmental impact
  • Five scuttle modes

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