Smart Standardized Marine Sensor Cable Interface

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Project Details


FUNDING AGENCY: European Union Regional Development Fund, Republic of Cyprus
PROGRAMME: Restart 2016- 2020, Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF)

The goal of this project is to develop an innovative, programmable interface meeting standardization benchmarks for data and communication. This "Smart Standardized Marine Sensor Cable Interface" will be able to replace normal marine sensor cables because of its small size, pressure tolerance, and low power requirements, and will allow sensor users and manufacturers to very easily "standardize" a wide variety of sensors by specifying command syntax and sensor metadata in a simple SensorML file used in the PUCK protocol. This will also make it easier for platform integration since the platform will only have to develop a software module to communicate with all such standardized sensors once. Most importantly, the smart cable interface will be programmed by users in order to carry out on board processing and formatting according to their needs.


The Smart Standardized Marine Cable Interface will reduce development and operational cost for platform and sensor manufacturers, provide the marine cable industry with advanced capabilities, and allow the marine observations collected now be accessible and usable indefinitely.


- Cyprus Subsea Consulting and Services C.S.C.S. Ltd (CSCS) (Coordinator), Cyprus
- Erevnitiko Idryma P.L.- University of Nicosia Research Foundation (UNRF), Cyprus

SMART CABLES project is co-funded by the Republic of Cyprus and the European Regional Development Fund through Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF) Framework Programme RESTART 2016-2020 for Research, Technological Development and Innovation with grant number ENTERPRISES/0916/0066.

Effective start/end date1/11/1831/10/21


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