The KILO Subsurface Iridium Satellite Mooring Location Beacon continuously monitors for unplanned or accidental release of subsurface instrument moorings. The KILO makes use of the bidirectional, global, real time Iridium Satellite Short Burst Data (SBD) network in combination with GPS position location. The KILO’s sleek tubular design allows it to be easily retrofitted into subsurface flotations such as syntactic foam.

KILO is intended for use in both surface and subsurface deployments and is rated for 2500m below sea level. Xeos Technologies Inc. manufactures other specific products for either surface or subsurface applications, up to 11, 000m below sea level.

Key Features

■ 2750g in air, 1550g in water
■ Iridium Comms
■ 12 AA-cell Alkaline batteries
■ Deployment time: 547 days below the surface, 31 days at the surface (3 hour position messages)
■ Mooring depth rated to 2500m