SAFL Data Carriages

Photo of the main channel data collection carriage
Photo of the OSL data carriage in operation
Photo of a laser scanner
Photo of the model floor data carriage over a spillway model
Photo of a laser scanner taking topography data in a sediment basin


The SAFL data carriages are unique apparatuses that allow researchers to move instruments and sensors in 3D space with one millimeter precision. Instruments that have been installed on the carriage include: velocity sensors, laser topography sensors, sonar sensors, and water surface sensors. 

There are 8 data carriages around the SAFL facility, and many more have been designed and fabricated for laboratories around the United States and the world.