Monitoring the depth of a well is complex. Depth measurement systems are common and use ultrasonic or laser instruments to complete the job. This doesn't solve the problem, though: the measurement system needs power and data line access. In a remote location, cellular service is not available and power availability is scarce unless the well is actively being pumped.

Sondroyo worked with View Into The Blue to provide Shoals Marine Lab a specialized system which makes use of a power line communications tool called a Beluga. Developed for underwater camera systems, a Beluga allows data and low voltage power to run on the same standard electrical line over a greater distance than ethernet and at a cheaper price point than fiber+solar or wireless+solar.

Sunday, August 1, 2021

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