Accession Number : AD0700901

Title :   ADVANCED LARGE OBJECT RECOVERY SYSTEM,

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO SUNNYVALE CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Barker,J. A.

Report Date : DEC 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : In 1969, the Advanced Large Object Recovery System (ALORS) successfully recovered a 4-ft dia x 15-ft long cylinder from the ocean bottom in 470 ft of water. The large object was recovered first by using Deep Quest to bring up the recovery module with the entrapped object, and then by having TransQuest hoist the module and object from the bottom after they were released from Deep Quest. The two recoveries climaxed a series of operations in which the technical and operational difficulties and obstacles associated with large object recovery were encountered and overcome, thereby providing a realistic design base for the development of large object recovery systems for other programs. This concludes the planned activity in large object recovery under the LMSC Independent Development Program. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SALVAGE, UNDERWATER VEHICLES), (*UNDERWATER VEHICLES, UNDERWATER OBJECTS), (*UNDERWATER OBJECT LOCATORS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), RECOVERY, DEEP SUBMERGENCE, LIQUID JETS, DESIGN, MODIFICATION KITS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE