FLEXUS is a data acquisition system developed by the MacArtney Group and is suitable for a multitude of oceanographic, monitoring and survey applications.
The FLEXUS vehicle is suitable for several mission types including effective and detailed mapping of physical and chemical parameters in the water column.
The vehicle can be controlled vertically with an operational envelope of 0-200 metres and is able to operate at a tow speed of up to 10 knots and with a vertical speed of up to 1m/s.
In terms of flexibility, the FLEXUS is able to carry out a broad variety of different scientific monitoring tasks and can easily be reconfigured for new applications. With regards to instrumentation, CTD packages, transmissometers, flourmeters and sensors for PAR, turbidity and dissolved oxygen are among the broad variety of oceanographic equipment mountable onboard the FLEXUS vehicle.
The system may also be equipped with traditional survey sensors including side scan sonars.
The high level of flexibility offered by the FLEXUS vehicle is enabled by a MacArtney NEXUS MK E electric multiplexer which comprises the heart and backbone of the FLEXUS system. By means of the NEXUS MK E multiplexer, the FLEXUS vehicle can be used with existing marine winch and cable solutions and coupled with the compact footprint of the vehicle itself, it is fully deployable from even small sized vessels of opportunity.
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