Gatekeeper: An Untethered, Persistent, Self-Powered Gateway Buoy

Carl Mancuso, Sales and Marketing Director
Falmouth Scientific Inc
United States
Steven DaSilva, Senior Engineer
Falmouth Scientific
United States
Nov 15, 2011.


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Presentation Summary

  • Challenges in the development of an untethered communications buoy
  • Gatekeeper and the Sea Water Activated Power System

Speaker Biography (Carl Mancuso)

Mr. Mancuso has over 30 years of experience in sales, marketing, applications engineering, and electronics design/development. He started his career designing electronics for submarine sonar systems, sonobuoys, and towed buoy antenna simulators. Carl has also held positions in the semiconductor, consumer electronics, simulation software, advanced learning technologies, and media industries. Mr. Mancuso holds a BS degree in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Masters in Business Administration from Clark University.

Speaker Biography (Steven DaSilva)

Steven DaSilva has been a Senior Electrical Engineer at Falmouth Scientific since 2006. He has been involved in R&D projects, new product development, and the enhancement of FSI's existing product line. Mr. DaSilva received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a Master of Science in Ocean Engineering with an emphasis on instrumentation at the University of Rhode Island.

Company Profile (Falmouth Scientific, Inc.)

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Falmouth Scientific, Inc. (FSI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of precision oceanographic instrumentation and systems. Sensor based products include current, wave, and tide meters; structural stress monitors; sonar and seismic profiling systems; acoustic positioning beacons; and AUVs. Service areas include custom design, development, and integration of acoustic-based systems; transducer prototyping and manufacturing; acoustic transducer calibration; and pressure test services.