Design and Implementation of a New Autonomous Sensor Fish to Support Advanced Hydropower Development

Journal Article

Title: Design and Implementation of a New Autonomous Sensor Fish to Support Advanced Hydropower Development
Publication Date:
November 04, 2014
Journal: Review of Scientific Instruments
Volume: 85
Pages: 1-6
Publisher: AIP Scitation
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Deng, Z.; Lu, J.; Myjak, M.; Martinez, J.; Tian, C.; Morris, S.; Carlson, T.; Zhou, D.; Hou, H. (2014). Design and Implementation of a New Autonomous Sensor Fish to Support Advanced Hydropower Development. Review of Scientific Instruments, 85, 1-6.
Abstract: 

Acceleration in development of additional conventional hydropower requires tools and methods to perform laboratory and in-field validation of turbine performance and fish passage claims. The new-generation Sensor Fish has been developed with more capabilities to accommodate a wider range of users over a broader range of turbine designs and operating environments. It provides in situ measurements of three-dimensional (3D) linear accelerations, 3D rotational velocities, 3D orientation, pressure, and temperature at a sampling frequency of 2048 Hz. It also has an automatic floatation system and built-in radio-frequency transmitter for recovery. The relative errors of the pressure, acceleration, and rotational velocity were within ±2%, ±5%, and ±5%, respectively. The accuracy of orientation was within ±4° and accuracy of temperature was ±2 °C. The new-generation Sensor Fish is becoming a major technology and being deployed for evaluating the conditions for fish passage of turbines or other hydraulic structures in both the United States and several other countries.

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