Accession Number : AD0694962

Title :   FLIP: FLOATING INSTRUMENT PLATFORM.

Descriptive Note : Summary rept.,

Corporate Author : SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY SAN DIEGO CALIF MARINE PHYSICAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Bronson,Earl D. ; Glosten,Larry R.

Report Date : 02 SEP 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : The report presents a general non-technical summation of the construction, operation and potential of the R/P FLIP, the Floating Instrument Platform. It is designed as a super-stable open-sea free-floating platform from which to conduct research in the field of physical oceanography - primarily underwater acoustics to a scale heretofore impossible due to background noise and ship movement. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEANOGRAPHIC SHIPS, STABILIZED PLATFORMS), SHIP HULLS, DIESEL ENGINES, MOTOR GENERATORS, COMPRESSORS, PUMPS, VALVES, HYDRAULIC EQUIPMENT, BALLAST TANKS, LABORATORIES, NAVIGATIONAL LIGHTS, SAFETY, GIMBALS, GYROSCOPES, BUOYS

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE