Accession Number : AD0668832

Title :   A SYSTEM CONCEPT FOR HYSURCH (HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEY AND CHARTING SYSTEM),

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE EXPERIMENTAL ASTRONOMY LAB

Personal Author(s) : Blood,B. E.

Report Date : FEB 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 515

Abstract : A preliminary design for a new hydrographic survey and charting system is presented. The new design is characterized by the use of high-speed components and application of automation wherever practicable. The report represents a one-year study of hydrographic survey sensors, navigation, sounding vehicles, and hydrographic-chart production techniques as well as a study of coastal survey strategy. Detailed analyses are presented on all of the subsystems. Since a survey ship is required to carry and support these subsystems, a discussion of the design requirements for such a ship is included. The report concludes with a procurement schedule for a 1971 prototype. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING), ACCELERATED TESTING, DETECTORS, DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS, DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS, INERTIAL NAVIGATION, SCANNING SONAR, COSTS, AUTOMATION, AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, SHALLOW WATER, HELICOPTERS, BUOYS, TIDES, OCEAN CURRENTS, OCEAN WAVES, MAPPING, RADIO TRANSMISSION, BOATS, DEEP WATER, INSTRUMENTATION, TABLES(DATA), COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, PERSONNEL, METEOROLOGICAL BALLOONS, LASERS, PROCUREMENT, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE