Accession Number : ADA132160

Title :   The Concept of an Unmanned Transatlantic Sailing Buoy (NOAA's ARK),

Corporate Author : PRINCETON UNIV N J DEPT OF AEROSPACE AND MECHANICAL SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Sweeney,T E

PDF Url : ADA132160

Report Date : May 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : Recently, the marine science community has become interested in a transatlantic data scan by a moving or sailing buoy capable of making good a prescribed course within reasonable tolerances and also capable of acquiring and transmitting significant data on a short time interval. This report examines the problems involved and proposes the design of an unmanned sailing vessel, sensors and transmitters capable of accomplishing these tasks.

Descriptors :   *Buoys, *Oceanographic equipment, Unmanned, Scanning, Virgin Islands, Ocean currents, Subtropical regions, Oceanographic data, Data acquisition, Detectors, Transmitters

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE