May 5, 2009

Second Scarlet Knight Sets Out to Spain


We told you about a year ago about a team from Rutgers who attempted to send their UAV Scarlet Knight across the Atlantic Ocean to Spain, but it sunk just short of its destination. Not giving up, I-Cool (International Coalition of Ocean Observing Laboratories is at it again with a Teflon coated version of the SK. After a couple of days out, they had traced it in the Elephant Trunk area, where it reported scalloping activity. They then turned the underwater autonomous vehicle east and it completed a 6 hour underwater test. Here's hoping that this trek will be more successful. We will keep you posted on its progress.

Via I-Cool

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at May 5, 2009 8:50 PM
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