University of Washington – Applied Physics Laboratory – R/V Russell Davis Light

R/V Russell Davis Light is a 65-foot catamaran vessel with an 6’x10′ test bed that can be lowered between the hulls and exposed to clean open water while moored or motoring. Available instrumentation includes a generator, torque cells, and instruments for measuring water velocity and temperature. The system is primarily used for performance characterization of cross-flow turbine rotors, with a maximum test speed of 2.5 m/s. The Vessel Adaptable Monitoring Package (VAMP) can also be deployed with the test article to observe operation with stereo cameras, a hydrophone, and multibeam sonar.

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R/V Russell Davis Light is a 65-foot catamaran vessel with an 6’x10′ test bed that can be lowered between the hulls and exposed to clean open water while moored or motoring. Available instrumentation includes a generator, torque cells, and instruments for measuring water velocity and temperature. The system is primarily used for performance characterization of cross-flow turbine rotors, with a maximum test speed of 2.5 m/s. The Vessel Adaptable Monitoring Package (VAMP) can also be deployed with the test article to observe operation with stereo cameras, a hydrophone, and multibeam sonar.

TEAMER support is limited to Lake Washington in the Seattle area.

Point of Contact: Cassie Riel – criel@uw.edu