2.688 Principles of Oceanographic Instrument Systems -- Sensors and Measurements


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Introduces theoretical and practical principles of design of oceanographic sensor systems. Transducer characteristics for acoustic, current, temperature, pressure, electric, magnetic, gravity, salinity, velocity, heat flow, and optical devices. Limitations on these devices imposed by ocean environment. Signal conditioning and recording; noise, sensitivity, and sampling limitations; standards. Principles of state-of-the-art systems being used in physical oceanography, geophysics, submersibles, acoustics discussed in lectures by experts in these areas. Day cruises in local waters during which the students will prepare, deploy and analyze observations from standard oceanographic instruments constitute the lab work for this subject.

This class has 2.671, and 18.075 as prerequisites.

2.688 will be offered this semester (Fall 2018). It is instructed by H. Singh, R. Geyer and A. Michel.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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