Accession Number : AD0684847

Title :   A DYNAMIC POSITION KEEPING SYSTEM INSTALLED ABOARD THE USNS MISSION CAPISTRANO (TAG-162). VOLUME II: PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS AND SIGNAL EFFECTS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : COLUMBIA UNIV DOBBS FERRY N Y HUDSON LABS

Personal Author(s) : Adams,Budd B.

Report Date : AUG 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 138

Abstract : The Position Keeping System installed on the USNS Mission Capistrano is a complex device designed and built for the purpose of stationing a ship and holding heading at points in the deep ocean. In essence, it represents a readily deployable moor where the holding action is accomplished by dynamic means. The object of the present report is to describe partially the operating features of the system and to document the performance characteristics as measured during two tests in 1967. Estimates are also provided to show the expected effects present performance characteristics have on experimental usage of the ship. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHIPS, *POSITION FINDING), SONAR BEACONS, MARINE PROPULSION, NAVIGATION, NAVIGATION COMPUTERS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, STEERING, SONAR

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE