silbo piloting proposal
Plots that will aid in the success of Silbo's mission
Winds vs. Currents: We can compare the wind speeds collected by buoys to see how storms affected currents. These winds, and the currents created by them, have greatly affected Silbo's journey and will continue to do so until he reaches it's end.
Deriving Estimated Range by comparing speed and battery consumption. By looking into the remaining battery power and projections of how much more time we have and comparing it to speeds, I hope to get a ball park estimate of the range we can cover with what battery conditions we have. This will give us an idea of how far we will be able to get with the energy we have left.
Density: As we monitor SILBO’S voyage we must also monitor the variation of water densities that it encounters. According to SILBO Deployment Dock, the graph displaying Density vs. Water Depth, and Sea Water Density illustrates that the water density was fairly consistent ranging from 0-100 meters, however at 100 kilometers, the water at about 500 meters(density=1030 kg) rose to a depth of about 300 meters. It is important to take matters such as this into consideration when talking about the engineering and flying of SILBO as we do not want water density to destroy the glider and alter the direction of its voyage.
Currents vs. Models: SILBO shows us where it is and where how it thinks the currents are moving. What we are also going to compare is how accurate the glider is about the currents by contrasting it to models of the actual currents.
Battery power: Monitoring SILBO's battery power is very important because the battery is behind everything we need. If the battery dies we would have major problems. So we must keep a watch on The battery life for a successful mission. We need to estimate the battery life so we know when to intercept SILBO.
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