Oregon State University: Wave Research Laboratory
The O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory is the first experimental hydrodynamic analysis lab to use an Impulse motion tracking system to acquire data. It is one of the largest coastal and hydraulic laboratories in North America featuring a three-dimensional wave basin with a large wave flume (104m long) and a new, high performance, large-stroke piston-type wave-maker. Using 8 cameras and 18 active LED markers placed strategically on various moving or fixed objects in the wave tank, the Impulse system is able to track and quantify the response of floating structures to wave action with submillimeter resolution at a 480Hz sample rate.