Wave measurements from a subsurface platform (2005)Follow
An alternative to the Maximum Likelihood Method (MLM) for directional wave processing is presented for Doppler current profiling type of instruments. The new solution follows a standard triplet analysis for wave directional analysis. The solution uses elements of classic PUV processing as well as the latest in Acoustic Surface Tracking (AST) technology. This new hybrid solution is called the SUV method. One specific advantage is that the SUV solution circumvents the MLM constraint that the Doppler profiler must be static and not moving during the ensemble measurements. The SUV method allows for measurements from a rotating platform such as a subsurface buoy. Results from a directional Waverider (DWR) are compared for a stationary Doppler profiler (AWAC) using the MLM and SUV methods.
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