Undersea Station: Structural Shape

Epipelagial m1 logoUpdate 22.04.2016: So far 42 contributions generating 20375 visits. Thanks to all previous and coming participants. Feel free to join the development by using the comment function below.

Until now four different drafts were considered. Each shape developed after discussing pros and cons of the previous one. During this process we were able to define and approach constantly the following targets: Continue reading “Undersea Station: Structural Shape”

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Undersea Station: Portholes

Update 19.03.2016: So far 8 contributions generating 4839 visits. Thanks to all previous and coming participants. Feel free to join the development.

window_thumIn terms of marketing the portholes provide probably the most important component of the system. They are fundamental reason for potential visitors to reserve a short or long stay in the system, tool for observing the outside world (during stays for educational purposes) and attraction to a look from the outside into the inside (tourism marketing).
At the same time they are one of the weak points of the system and small irregularities between the seals could lead to the collapse of the structure. Therefore, the thickness of the glass should be designed according to highest possible load.
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The Virtual Sky of Fraunhofer Institute

© Fraunhofer GesellschaftIn 2012 Fraunhofer Institute succeeded to build an electronic ceiling imitating a window to the sky. This might be a good technology for long stays at the Undersea Station.

Translation of the Fact Sheet: ‘Virtual Sky is a dynamic, multi-spectral light ceiling. The prototype in the laboratory of the Fraunhofer IAO covers an area of ​​34 m² and integrated a total of 34,560 LED with four different colours. Like this more than 16 million colours can be represented. They are grouped in a total of 240 (20×12) individually controllable squares (30 x 30 cm) that can be directed just like display pixels. Both temporally and spatially dynamic lighting is possible.

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Project Undersea Station

station kugelThe Open source project Undersea Station started several years ago on our former platform UnderwaterPromotion.com. Many people gave us very precious ideas and we are very thankful for it. But we also saw that the format of a forum was not the ideal approach since too much text accumulated and kept many of the participants away from the project. Now Mart had the idea… Continue reading “Project Undersea Station”

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