University of Delaware - RV Sharp

R/V Sharp
Portable Hanging J-Box
1st Generation WinchDAC
1st Generation WinchDAC Time Series
Port & Stbd Trawl Local LCI-90i Displays
Caley Local LCI-90i

The Research Vessel Hugh R Sharp, owned and operated by the University of Delaware Marine and Earth Studies Campus in Lewes, Delaware, is operated as a member of the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System.

The R/V SHARP has been described as the most advanced coastal research vessel in the United States.

Rugged Controls provided a complete shipset and new construction for the winch monitoring system aboard.

Interfacing to a wide variety of winch manufacturer's equipment installed on the vessel, Rugged Controls was able to provide a harmonized monitoring system.

The system included local and remote LCI-90i displays and a central PC collecting winch line parameter data at 20 hz using our WinchDAC software.  

System Features:

  • Local LCI-90i Displays
    • Port & Stbd trawl
    • Caley CTD
    • Hanging block
  • Remote Displays
  • PC Data Acquisition - WinchDAC
    • Two stations
  • Rotational Sensors
  • Calibration and installation
  • Complete shipset
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About Us

Rugged Controls is an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of rugged programmable controllers, sensors, instrumentation, controls and automation equipment used in industries ranging from oil & gas, industrial, oceanographic to mining to construction. Our brand of multivariable controllers is continually selected in mission-critical applications where rugged durability, viewability, accuracy and data acquisition is required.

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