Accession Number : ADA114394

Title :   Operation and Maintenance Manual for the Expendable Probes Data Acquisition System.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,


Personal Author(s) : Holland,Clifford R ; Miles,Ronald T ; Brown,Robert A

PDF Url : ADA114394

Report Date : Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : This manual pertains to a system designed to collect, store, and display oceanographic data from a single probe launch at a rate of 20 samples/sec. However, multiple probe launches may be accommodated, the number of probes depending upon desired sample rate and type of probe used. This manual describes the functional operation, interconnections for system set-up, and library operating programs of the expanded systems. The systems are quite flexible in that the user can easily modify any of the library programs or develop new programs which tailor each system's performance to his specific needs. Considerable redundancy has been provided in the design so that failures can be quickly bypassed. The electronics are modularly constructed so that repairs can be effected by rapid replacement. In addition to collection and storage of raw data, the systems have the ability to make off-line conversions to Engineering Units and to prepare converted data in numerous printed and plotted formats for assessment of quality and completeness. These data looks can also be used to fine tune an experiment scenario on site in order to maximize results.

Descriptors :   *Data acquisition, Oceanographic equipment, Measuring instruments, Underwater equipment, Probes, Launching, Oceanographic data, Collection, Data processing, Computer programs

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE