KSB is built to host any payload at sea, and guarantee data delivery from any point on the Earth’s surface. Each KSB features a rugged solar array that generates power for indefinite operations from 70°N to 70°S. A minimum of 48 Watt-Hours of energy per day is budgeted exclusively for payload use, and a variety of onboard communications pathways – including satellite communications, LoRa, 4G Cell, and WiFi – ensure maximum possible bandwidth for data and system access in any deployment situation.
KSB systems go far beyond the drawing board. They are vetted hosted payload platforms. With a combined 43,000 hours (and counting) at sea, HyperKelp’s deployed fleet of KSBs have delivered over 3.3 million measurements from over 37 sensor payloads. These range from complete weather stations for NOAA, to barometers that captured the 2022 Tonga eruption from 5,300 miles away, and even submersible profilers for environmental scientists at Northrop Grumman.