Accession Number : ADA018038

Title :   Sea Floor Effectiveness of RUM II.

Descriptive Note : Rept. no. 5 on Sea Floor Technology,

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

Personal Author(s) : Alexander,C. M.

Report Date : 25 JUN 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : A perspective for the consideration of sea-floor work systems is offered. The history of the RUM bottom crawler is briefly reviewed and recent experience with the ORB-RUM seafloor work system is summarized. The 108.5 days spent at sea during 1972 and 1973 are outlined according to activities involved. A single 30 day mission, during which RUM logged 190 hours of bottom time at 1220 m incurring total expenses of $592 per bottom hour, is discussed in some detail.

Descriptors :   *Underwater vehicles, Performance(Engineering), Manipulators, Tracked vehicles

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE