Accession Number : AD0652384

Title :   DEEP-TOWED BATHYMETRIC SYSTEM.

Descriptive Note : Informal manuscript,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Fagot,Martin ; Oser,Robert

Report Date : FEB 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : A low cost deep-towed bathymetric system that will give micro-bathymetry and sub-bottom profiling is described. A vehicle containing transducer, power supplies, and an amplifier is towed at constant depth within about 30 fathoms of the bottom with the return transducer signals being telemetered up the armored coaxial tow cable for recording at the surface. The results appear to be better than those obtained with conventional shipboard bathymetric systems. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN BOTTOM TOPOGRAPHY, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH), OCEAN BOTTOM, SEDIMENTATION, UNDERWATER VEHICLES, ACOUSTIC EQUIPMENT, ELECTROACOUSTIC TRANSDUCERS

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Acoustics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE