Articles | Volume 12, issue 1
Research article
14 Apr 2023
Research article |  | 14 Apr 2023

Development of an expendable current profiler based on modulation and demodulation

Keyu Zhou, Qisheng Zhang, Guangyuan Chen, Zucan Lin, Yunliang Liu, and Pengyu Li


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gi-2022-22', Anonymous Referee #1, 05 Jan 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Qisheng Zhang, 31 Jan 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on gi-2022-22', Anonymous Referee #2, 31 Jan 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Qisheng Zhang, 06 Feb 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Qisheng Zhang on behalf of the Authors (09 Feb 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (20 Feb 2023) by Ralf Srama
AR by Qisheng Zhang on behalf of the Authors (20 Feb 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
The expendable current profiler (XCP) is a single-use instrument that rapidly measures currents, including the velocity, flow direction, and temperature of seawater. This study improves upon the design of the XCP to reduce the cost of the single-use devices. This has been achieved by adopting signal modulation and demodulation to transmit analog signals on an enamelled wire and digitizing the signal above the surface of the water.