Glider Project Deployed Recovered Days Distance Start/
End Voltage
Air Time POC Notes Payload KMZs Data Metadata
ru29-550 Challenger 2018-08-12
02:20 GMT
01:30 GMT
81.97 1764.1
15.09 Volts
15.14 Volts
Aragon 22 ? kmzs

deployment Notes (22)  

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2018-11-02 13:22 GMT
deployment Recovered 11/2 8:30 EST by Scott and Oscar aboard sail Sri Lanka. Glider was pocked with barnacles and many scratches, gouges throughout.

Fin was hardover port at 0 and at +25 it was basically near 0.

Glider pretty scratched/beat up. Looks biological.
2018-11-01 20:17 GMT
deployment Single yos prior to possible iridium outage
2018-10-03 15:22 GMT
deployment Switched to first down and last up sampling last night to start saving power.
2018-09-25 20:30 GMT
deployment Just barely enough 'rudder' to hold heading. Last couple segments with 25 degrees of rudder and 20 deg and 26 deg pitch showed little difference in steering. Best bet may be to let it spin and when rudder is hard over port it has some control of the spin. Hard over port is when heading error is positive which is the right hemisphere of the steering model. So set the waypoint roughly -90 deg of where you want to go.
2018-09-25 00:58 GMT
deployment u_low_power_hd_fin_ap_gain 2
"_hd_fin_ap_igain 0

f_fin_safety_max .45, x_fin_max .41

wpt to Sri Lanka

More rudder since spin rate seems to be affected by rudder.

20 deg dive climbs.
2018-09-21 13:18 GMT
deployment Spin rate is currently about +50 deg/min (starboard).

Spin rate with thruster at 2.8 W, 5.8 V, c_thruster_on was 40%, current = .5 A, yofile commanded state 2 thruster at 60%
2018-09-19 19:39 GMT
deployment Glider lost its rudder after encounter underwater with something at about 500 m, encounter lasted > 3 hours while glider ascended to about 100 m and then was released. Large pitch and roll experienced
2018-09-19 19:38 GMT
deployment ru29_2018_260_5_6_mbd and ru29_2018_260_5_4_mbd downloaded to look at thruster and non-thruster heading rates. Not much difference noticed in segment heading rate and vertical velocity. Perhaps blades are compromised. Need longer underwater thruster segment.
2018-09-19 01:00 GMT
deployment DIdnt like
b_arg: d_use_thruster(enum) 2 # 2 % thruster; 0 off
b_arg: d_thruster_value(X) 0 #

Guess d_use_thruster 0 to turn off not thruster value

Commented out and restarted mission
2018-09-18 22:48 GMT
deployment 15 degree angle going in for this one.
2018-09-18 21:33 GMT
deployment For next surfacing - set up for 30% thruster input voltage, 26 degree angle
2018-09-05 23:31 GMT
deployment u_reqd_depth_at_surface 4 from 5, also f_fin_offset 0, updated ru29.mi locally

Took out of mission, changed TBD to all the yo's, CTD on all but surface.

-260 / 260 cc pump as we were getting stuck around 60 m trying to surface.
2018-08-27 02:09 GMT
deployment Switched to 1k_n.mi for first down and last up sampling.

Shipping lanes.
2018-08-26 00:12 GMT
deployment Adjusted SBD a bit, tuned for smaller size and more appropriate ru29 data

Changed TBDlist.dat back to just the first yo. Still collecting full CTD record.
2018-08-20 20:55 GMT
deployment 18 hour no_comms
2018-08-19 14:35 GMT
deployment -260 / 100 cc
2018-08-17 20:50 GMT
deployment 4 yo's, turning south to go through eddy
2018-08-17 12:43 GMT
deployment Some notes lost in the transition to new deployment.
Deployed by Scott Glenn & Chari P.
2018-08-16 14:26 GMT
deployment CTD on all the time now

Took out of mission:
loadmission ru29.mi

load_mission(): Opening Mission file: RU29.MI
Setting SENSOR u_reqd_depth_at_surface(m) = 5.000000
Setting SENSOR u_iridium_failover_retries(nodim) = 5.000000
Setting SENSOR u_abort_max_burn_time(sec) = 86400.000000
Setting SENSOR u_low_power_cycle_time(sec) = 30.000000
Setting SENSOR u_science_low_power(sec) = 0.000000
Setting SENSOR u_alt_min_depth(m) = 1050.000000
Setting SENSOR u_pitch_ap_deadband(rad) = 0.052400
Setting SENSOR u_thruster_burst_freq(hours) = 24.000000
Setting SENSOR u_use_current_correction(nodim) = 0.000000
Setting SENSOR f_fin_offset(rad) = 0.052000
Setting SENSOR u_low_power_hd_fin_ap_gain(1/rad) = 0.500000
Setting SENSOR u_low_power_hd_fin_ap_igain(1/rad-sec) = 0.001000
Setting SENSOR u_low_power_hd_fin_ap_dgain(sec/rad) = 0.000000
Setting SENSOR u_heading_deadband(rad) = 0.045000
2018-08-16 14:03 GMT
deployment -260 / 130 cc

Some false hits, altimeter turned off

Changed SBD back to similar to last mission from default. Would be good to make the last mission one the default for most missions, has good surfacing diagnostic setup in it.
2018-08-15 17:27 GMT
deployment Weird short segment, false hits?
ru29-2018-224-0-7 (0273.0007)

Set yo to -1 dive to altitude for time being
2018-08-12 03:15 GMT
configuration CTD SN 7010 9395
OS 8.1