Low-Cost Wave Profiling Device for Transverse Wave Characterization
Abstract— This study focused on the design and construction of a Low-Cost Device with Data Logger using
Arduino Microcontroller capable of profiling the transverse wave. Series of low-cost potentiometers were
used as sensor in profiling the transverse wave. The device resembled a long boat with two floaters on each
segment that is deployed on the pool and sea. Results showed that the integrated measurement system was
able to give statistically accurate data. Furthermore, the final prototype was able to profile a wave in terms of
its sinusoidal attributes, i.e. amplitude (height), frequency and period.
Index Terms— wave profiling device, wave sensor, wave measurements, micro controller, transverse wave
Conrado F. Ostia, Jr., Allen Abarquez , Kim Barlongo, Marc Joseph Ferrer, Jose Villa, Glenn Magwili
School of Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering, Mapúa University, PHILIPPINES
Cite: Conrado F. Ostia, Jr., Allen Abarquez , Kim Barlongo, Marc Joseph Ferrer, Jose Villa, Glenn Magwili, "Low-Cost Wave Profiling Device for Transverse Wave Characterization," Proceedings of 2019 the 9th International Workshop on Computer Science and Engineering, pp. 897-901, Hong Kong, 15-17 June, 2019.