Distributed Temperature Sensing Cable

Makai’s Distributed Temperature Sensing Tow Cable is used to measure distributed water column temperature as it is being towed behind a vessel. 


The Distributed Temperature Sensing Cable provides improved oceanographic data that supports a number of applications.



Unmanned Vehicles


    • Optical fiber embedded in the outer jacket of the tow cable acts as a distributed sensor.
    • Distributed temperature sensing solution based on top performing DTS system.
    • Data collection not affected by ocean currents
    • Compatible with legacy cables
    • Provides real-time truth data
    • Does not impact tow cable function
    • Significantly more accurate than existing methods


  • Temperature collected every second
  • <0.5° Celsius error along any 0.5-meter segment of cable
  • Temperature collected along entire cable length

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