Smart Cable

SIRMA™(Smart Interoperable Real-time Maritime Assembly) or Smart Cable is a re-programmable cable assembly connecting a marine sensor to a platform, simplifying the integration of a new sensor and its data.

It consists of a low-power modular printed circuit board embedded between the two ends of a cable assembly. This assembly allows several functionalities such as data processing, data logging and voltage regulation between a sensor and a platform such as a glider, AUV or buoy and turns any cable assembly from a passive device into a smart processing unit.

Basic Onboard Modules:

  • 32-bit Microcontroller
  • Step-up/Step-down Voltage Regulators
  • Flash Memory Unit
  • 16-bit Analog to Digital Converter (ADC)

Input / Output Communication Protocols:

  • RS-232
  • RS-485/422
  • Ethernet
  • Analog voltage
  • 4 – 20 mA current loop

Optional Modules:

  • Real-Time Clock (RTC)
  • Wi-Fi
  • More custom modules upon request

SIRMA™ was developed through the Smart Cable Project — a part of the Research & Innovation Foundation Framework Programme RESTART 2016-2020 for Research, Technological Development and Innovation and co-funded by the Republic of Cyprus and the European Regional Development Fund (Grant number ENTERPRISES/0916/0066).