August 11-12, 2010: First Steps of the 2010 Drifters Fleet
UC Berkeley Floating Sensor Network team leads an experiment on the Generation 3 drifter design.
Early in the morning of August 11,2010, the first team of UC Berkeley Floating Sensor Network students left the lab to travel Sugar Barge on Bethel Island. This is the first time that Generation 3 models will be tested in outdoor conditions. The team expects that the experiment will bring to light the mechanical capabilities and water-resistance of the drifters. The goal is to orchestrate the drifter software - GPS, GSM,WIFI, salinity and depth sensors – and send the data in real-time to the lab in Berkeley.