Accession Number : ADA133015

Title :   Evaluation of the EFCOM UB/UDR-54 MARK TRAK Underwater Locating System.

Descriptive Note : Test rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT PANAMA CITY FL

Personal Author(s) : Morrison,Edward S

PDF Url : ADA133015

Report Date : Jul 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : In June 1982, the EFCOM UB/UDR-54 MARK TRAK underwater locating system was evaluated by the Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU). The purpose was to determine the systems suitability for U.S. Navy diver use, in providing a low cost, easy-to-use and -maintain alternative to marking and tracking units currently used by the fleet. The EFCOM MARK TRAK proved to be a sound and reliable system requiring little diver training before use. Human engineering aspects of the MARK TRAK were good and no material failures were encountered during the test. The units entirely fulfilled manufacturers specifications. The EFCOM UB/UDR-54 MARK TRAK underwater locating system is considered to be an effective system of marking and tracking an underwater object for the U.S. Navy diver. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Sonar beacons, Underwater equipment, Low frequency, Sonar pulses, Underwater objects, Markers, Acoustic tracking, Diver equipment, Directional, Sonar receivers, Hand held, Divers, Light emitting diodes, Alkaline batteries, Locators, Open water

Subject Categories : Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE