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Old 05-30-2012, 06:09 PM   #1
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Heres some pics of a couple of gps antanas I mounted yesterday. This building is the terminal station for an undersea observatory. There are submarine cables that go from the station various locations offshore, and are connected to an array of test devices that measure almost any oceanic condition you can think of, and provide real time video of the Axial Seamount, wich is a undersea volcano about 300 miles off the coast of Oregon. The pictures that follow the gps pics are work I did last year for my previous employer. I figured since I was there Id take some pics to share. Its pretty cool stuff. Well here you go. Tear it up




Heres the view from the roof looking towards haystack rock and the pacific

this is rectifier and panel for the 500 vdc power supplies that provide power to the cables and array. notice the cooling lines that go into the rectifier.

battery charge controller, and tranny. You can see the incicator lights I installed for the high resistance ground system.

power supplies and stuff...

battery cabinet
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Old 05-30-2012, 06:17 PM   #2
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Good looking work!

Been too long since I've been to Cannon Beach....

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Heres some pics of a couple of gps antanas I mounted yesterday. This building is the terminal station for an undersea observatory. There are submarine cables that go from the station various locations offshore, and are connected to an array of test devices that measure almost any oceanic condition you can think of, and provide real time video of the Axial Seamount, wich is a undersea volcano about 300 miles off the coast of Oregon. The pictures that follow the gps pics are work I did last year for my previous employer. I figured since I was there Id take some pics to share. Its pretty cool stuff. Well here you go. Tear it up




Heres the view from the roof looking towards haystack rock and the pacific

this is rectifier and panel for the 500 vdc power supplies that provide power to the cables and array. notice the cooling lines that go into the rectifier.

battery charge controller, and tranny. You can see the incicator lights I installed for the high resistance ground system.

power supplies and stuff...

battery cabinet
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Thanks pete. There are actually two haystack rocks. This one is in Pacific City
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Whats the purpose of GPS antennas on a stationary building?
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.... are connected to an array of test devices that measure almost any oceanic condition you can think of ...

I thought of this instantly...




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Thanks pete. There are actually two haystack rocks. This one is in Pacific City
Did not know that!! I've only been to Cannon Beach... used to live in Spanaway, WA.

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Whats the purpose of GPS antennas on a stationary building?
Not sure They say install and we give you money. I say O.K., install and recieve money Works for me.
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I see them in TV studios to sync time.
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Probably to make sure their equipment is working properly. They know their coordinates will always be the same. We have about a dozen antennas where I work.
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Probably to make sure their equipment is working properly. They know their coordinates will always be the same. We have about a dozen antennas where I work.
That makes sense
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They are using them to sync time and time stamp transmissions
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Nice looking stuff! How come you get the clean research lab work and I get stuck at the filthy fish plant and sewer plants?
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That big red mushroom button without a protective cover brings back bad memories.
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We put GPS antennas on barns and poles, a lot of tractors are GPS controlled and need the reference timing signal loop. The driver just brings the tractor to the start of the row and the GPS takes over speed and steering, the driver then is freed to watch his monitors. Farming ain't Green Acres anymore.
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