MiniLab – the agile underwater platform project

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The Fraunhofer Smart Ocean Technologies (SOT) research team extends its range of services towards underwater technology by developing new internal infrastructure. To test sensor technology and materials empirical underwater data is required to evaluate new technology within realistic conditions. Various external factors like swell, wind, and the underwater environment itself complicate stable framework conditions during the measurements. For this purpose, a test platform MiniLab was developed which can be extended by modules with respect to common interfaces. It serves as a base frame for internal as well as external projects. The service platform MiniLab can be placed within the river Warnow or in the future within the Digital Ocean Lab (DOL) in the Baltic Sea.


Smart Ocean Technologies research group