Research in the wind tunnel

As technologies change, measuring devices get smaller and more accurate. They allow for higher sampling rates, have lower power requirements, and more sophisticated communication capabilities. SAFL is a leader in integrating technologies into research tools that help our researchers and clients. Here are some examples of recent SAFL innovations:


Sensor Integration
Bundling sensors together into a cluster is important for field monitoring and laboratory work because it allows for more robust date collection across a field site. SAFL has expertise in sensor integration and field deployment. One example: a wireless network array of five sites where environmental and water quality sensor data is integrated and viewed remotely.

Data Acquisition
Acquiring data for a project requires designing data collection approaches that can accommodate budget, research goals, and environmental conditions. SAFL understands how to develop high-quality, effective systems to match budgetary constraints. Our expertise spans from data loggers to more advanced PC-based data acquisition platforms.

Data Carriages
Our carriages provide precise three-axis positioning for a sensor suite to collect data in indoor flumes and channels as well as outdoor field sites. Our carriage is powered by a data acquisition software package built for robust, research-grade applications. The software provides researchers with comprehensive header information, backup and recovery protection, and assurance that data timing and position are accurately measured and recorded.