s FLiDAR WindSentinel

AXYS FLiDAR (Floating LiDAR) WindSentinel systems accurately measure wind speed and wind direction offshore at turbine hub-height and across the blade span for cost-effective wind resource assessments.

  • 20 commercial deployments for FLiDAR systems globally
  • 16 offshore met mast validations
  • Data-as-a-Service solution provides reliable and cost effective data collection
  • World’s only dual-LiDAR configuration signficantly reduces risk of data outage
  • Multiple redundant power supply systems, ensuring long-term operation in the event of failure of one system
  • Fail-over telemetry systems ensuring consistent access to the buoy systems and data
  • Supports both ZephIR and WINDCUBE LiDARs
  • 4-metre polyethylene hull or 6-metre aluminum NOMAD hull options

 

s Maritime Domain Awareness

Maritime domain awareness means having timely information about everything on, under, related to, adjacent to, or bordering a sea, ocean or other navigable waterway that could impact security, safety, the economy or the environment. This includes all related activities, infrastructure, people, cargo, vessels, or other means of transport. For marine security, it means being aware of anything in the marine domain that could threaten a country’s national security. And with over 90% of the world’s trade transported by sea, it is more critical than ever to operate secure maritime operations. 

Maritime domain awareness improves marine security by:

  • Quickly identifying actual or potential events
  • Making informed decisions
  • Taking effective action
  • Sharing knowledge with appropriate partners

AXYS offers a networked data solution to manage the specific monitoring requirements of a port security system for maritime domain awareness. Utilizing the WatchMan500 network solution and AXYS’ Data Management System (DMS) software, a complete operational picture of the maritime domain can be provided to the ports’ operational centre for the purposes of command and control. AXYS offers secure data hosting services to clients and can provide the information needed to the ports’ operational centre for real time decisions related to the maritime domain.

s WatchKeeper Buoy

The AXYS WatchKeeper™ buoy is a 1.7m diameter polyethylene buoy designed for deployments in coastal areas, lakes, reservoirs and rivers. The WatchKeeper™ hull is internationally proven as an aid to navigation (AToN) and can be deployed in water depths from 20m to 500m.

  • Custom configurable with a wide range of sensors for monitoring meteorological, oceanographic and water quality parameters.
  • Frequently deployed in port environments to provide port operators with real time environmental data, while also acting as a traditional AtoN.
  • Uses the WatchMan500™ controller to integrate sensor systems and provide onboard data processing, data logging, telemetry and diagnostic/set up routines.
  • A variety of telemetry options are available, including Automatic Information System (AIS), UHF/VHF, Inmarsat IsatData Pro, Iridium, GPRS/HSPA and CDMA/EVDO.

s NOMAD Buoy

The AXYS NOMAD is a unique aluminum environmental monitoring buoy designed for deployments in extreme conditions. The NOMAD (Navy Oceanographic Meteorological Automatic Device) is a modified version of the 6m hull originally designed in the 1940’s for the U.S. Navy’s offshore data collection program. It has been operating in Canada’s Weather Buoy network for over 25 years and commonly experiences winter storms and hurricanes with wave heights approaching 20m.

  • Custom configurable with a wide range of sensors for monitoring meteorological, oceanographic and water quality parameters.
  • A watertight central compartment houses the electronics payload, and there are two masts for mounting meteorological sensors, telemetry hardware, solar panels and obstruction lights.
  • Uses the WatchMan500™ controller to integrate sensor systems and provide onboard data processing, data logging, telemetry and diagnostic/set up routines.
  • A variety of telemetry options are available, including UHF/VHF, Inmarsat IsatData Pro, Iridium, GPRS/HSPA and CDMA/EVDO.

s HydroLevel Buoy

The HydroLevel buoy accurately monitors water level elevation in any body of water. HydroLevel™ is a precision instrument incorporating the latest GDNGSS and motion sensing technologies, making it the leading solution for an accurate, easy to use, rugged product for the measurement of water elevation.

  • Available in any buoy hull or as a payload. Typical deployments have included payload, Mini (0.6m), Standard (0.9m), and WatchMate buoy (1.8m).
  • The HydroLevel™ buoy uses leading GNSS receivers to provide real time accurate three dimensional position by the Global Differential NGSS (GDNGSS).
  • When used during hydrographic surveys, the buoy will enable the depth & contours of the seabed to be corrected for the true water surface elevation changes, as measured on the absolute three dimensional International Terrestrial Reference Frame (ITRF) using RTK or global Precise Point Position (PPP) techniques.
  • GDNGSS measurements provide solid earth tide corrections and the HydroLevel™ buoy GNSS receiver incorporates these real-time correctors at the position and time measured by the GNSS receiver.
  • In addition to position measurement, a motion sensor on the buoy measures the pitch, roll and heading of the buoy in real-time.
  • Uses the WatchMan500™ controller, which integrates sensor systems and provides onboard data processing, data logging, telemetry and diagnostic/set up routines.
  • A variety of telemetry options are available, including UHF/VHF, Inmarsat IsatData Pro, Iridium, GPRS/HSPA and CDMA/EVDO.

s TRIAXYS Mini Wave Buoy

The TRIAXYS™ Mini Directional Wave Buoy is a precision instrument incorporating advanced technologies that make it an easy to use, rugged, and economical buoy for accurate measurement of directional waves. This small (0.6m diameter) and lightweight (60kg) buoy is easily deployed by two people from virtually any size of vessel.

  • Provides continuous wave sampling, support for any telemetry, up to 10 Hz motion sampling and up to 32GB (>5 years) of data logging capacity.
  • Uses TRIAXYS™ Next Wave II sensor, comprised of three accelerometers, three rate gyros, a fluxgate compass, and the proprietary TRIAXYS™ Processor.
  • The WatchMan500™ payload integrates sensor systems and provides onboard data processing, data logging, telemetry, and diagnostic/set up routines.
  • Wave and sea surface temperature data are collected, processed and logged on the buoy and then transmitted via telemetry to a base station hosting AXYS Data Management System software.
  • Standard mooring configurations specially designed for wave buoys are available for water depths greater than 150m.
  • A variety of telemetry options are available, including UHF/VHF, Inmarsat IsatData Pro, Iridium and GPRS/HSPA.

s TRIAXYS with Currents Buoy

The TRIAXYS™ with Currents Buoy measures both directional waves and a 3D water column profile of ocean currents in real time. The buoy is based on the proven TRIAXYS™ Directional Wave buoy platform, but has been modified to allow the integration of a current profiler in a downward facing configuration. 

  • Uses custom Nortek Aquadopp & Teledyne RDI Workhorse ADCP’s and has a modular design allowing for ADCP swapping and easy replacement
  • The ADCP provides current speed & direction from user configurable sample periods in up to 128 layers of the water column
  • Provides continuous wave sampling, support for any telemetry, up to 10 Hz motion sampling and up to 32GB (>5 years) of data logging capacity.
  • The WatchMan500 processor integrates sensor systems and provides onboard data processing, data logging, telemetry, and diagnostic/set up routines.
  • Power is derived from 4 rechargeable batteries connected to solar panels
  • Standard mooring configurations specially designed for wave and current buoys are available for water depths up to 300m.
  • A variety of telemetry options are available, including UHF/VHF, Inmarsat IsatData Pro, Iridium and HSPA Cellular.
  • Can be configured with AIS Aid to Navigation to broadcast buoy position and weather information to local vessel traffic

s Repairs & RMA

AXYS can coordinate the logistics required to service or repair systems, and can also provide annual service contracts to help mitigate any downtime due to system wear over time. Depending on the nature of the work, service can be performed in the field or at our manufacturing facility.

Repairs and RMARepairs

A service and production laboratory is located at AXYS’ head office in Sidney, B.C. Canada. These facilities are capable of repairing all of our manufactured instrumentation. Modifications or repairs to any of the aluminum buoys are easily accommodated at nearby fabricators. Should your AXYS equipment require repair or assessment, please contact our Customer Service Department for assistance with the return of equipment (RMA).

Spares

Over the lifetime of a buoy or met system, components and sensors will need to be replaced. AXYS can provide spares on request and/or advice on spares to keep in stock to minimize the risk of downtime.

 

**SERVICE BULLETIN**

As part of continuous improvements and updates to our technology, the following products have been discontinued:

  • WatchMan100
  • TRIAXYS Classic Sensor
  • TRIAXYS Next Wave Sensors

 

TRIAXYS Sensors

  • Customers who require a new wave measurement sensor can purchase the TRIAXYS g3 sensor (includes the WatchMan500 controller). TRIAXYS g3 produces dedicated wave statistics for up to three configurable frequency spectrums in real time, compresses data for optimized messages, and consumes 70% less power than the TRIAXYS Next Wave sensor, while maintaining the same accuracy and resolution specifications.
  • The data sheet is available here: TRIAXYS g3 Sensor

 

WatchMan100 Controller

  • The WatchMan100 controller is used in historic AXYS systems including wave & met buoys, Land Stations, Aviation Weather Stations (AWOS) and Automated Voluntary Observing Ships (AVOS) systems.
  • Customers who require a new controller can purchase the WatchMan500 Controller. Initially launched in 2005, it is an intelligent, configurable and expandable sensor I/O platform with two-way communications designed for extended use in remote and rugged environments.

 

 

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s Operations & Maintenance

The AXYS Service Team employs senior field technicians that understand AXYS systems intimately and have over 60 years of combined oceanographic and operational experience. These technicians are capable of board level diagnostics/repair in the field, and individual electronic component level diagnostics/repair in the lab. AXYS can coordinate the logistics required to service or repair systems, and can also provide annual service contracts to help mitigate any downtime due to system wear over time. Depending on the nature of the work, service can be performed in the field or at our manufacturing facility.

Field ServiceRemote Technical Support

The Customer Service department can provide remote technical support for clients (phone, email and system remote access).  Depending on the telemetry used, an AXYS technician may have remote access to a system to diagnose, troubleshoot, and change configuration from our corporate office.  Where telemetry does not permit remote access, other options exist to access a deployed system with the help of customers. , (i.e. TCP connection to a customer DMS installation).

Calibration

The AXYS facility is certified by the National Research Council of Canada to provide wave instrument calibration for government run/regulated programs.

s Deployment / Installation

DeploymentAXYS field technicians deploy buoys and install land stations in many different environments around the world. AXYS advises clients on the logistics requirements, such as vessels, cranes, forklifts, and work sites, depending on the type of system being deployed or installed. Field technicians will work with local personnel to carry out all the tasks necessary to ensure the system is operating to specification and provide guidance to vessel crew to ensure it is safely deployed. Deployment of a buoy typically involves delivery of the system to its operating location, deployment of the mooring, and final deployment check of the system once installed.