Accession Number : AD0708406

Title :   RESULTS WITH A DEEP RESEARCH VEHICLE TRANSPONDER NAVIGATION SYSTEM AT THE U. S. NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Merrifield,Roger ; Delort,Roger R.

Report Date : 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : An acoustic transponder navigation system has been fabricated by the U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office for use on Deep Research Vehicles. The system can be used for guidance of a vehicle during a survey mission by monitoring an oscilloscope display or it can be used for track reconstruction following a reconnaissance mission by play-back of the magnetic tape record. Results from this navigation system on operations with CUBMARINE (PC3-B), ALVIN, and STAR III in both the survey and the reconnaissance modes are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*UNDERWATER VEHICLES, DEEP SUBMERGENCE), (*UNDERWATER NAVIGATION, *TRANSPONDERS), GUIDANCE, HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING, OSCILLOSCOPES, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, TRACKING, MONITORS, OPERATION, DIAGRAMS

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Underwater and Marine Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE