Winch and Cables

Hydraulic winch and fiber-optic smart cable

The IPSIEs and percussion corer are deployed using a strengthened fiber-optic cable that provides direct telemetry of the deployed instruments with topside commands and return data reading real-time. The cable is mounted on a marine hydraulic winch.


Figure 1: Winch with level wind and HPU box spooled with the smart cable or armored umbilical with strengthening steel wires around fiber-optics fibers and power wires all cased in non-polluting and cleanable jacket.