Accession Number : ADA134658

Title :   Air Deployed Oceanographic Mooring (ADOM).

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Walden,R ; Berteau,H ; Popp,T ; Bonde,L W ; Dillon,D B

PDF Url : ADA134658

Report Date : Aug 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : In response to the need for low cost, rapidly deployed, deep ocean, instrumented data platforms, a program was sponsored by the Office of Naval Research to develop an Air Deployed Oceanographic Mooring (ADOM). This mooring consists of a subsurface buoy, taut moored by a cable with in line sensors, and contains a computer for data acquisition and processing. A surface float housing a satellite transmitter and antenna is tethered to the subsurface buoy by a compliant data line. The design evolved from a feasibility study, theoretical analyses, and testing in the laboratory, dockside, and at sea. The program included a series of system deployments at sea. Temperature data were acquired by ADOM and telemetered to the shore station via the USAF LES-9 satellite according to a pre-set schedule. The test program concluded with two air drops from a U.S. Marine Corps C-130 aircraft. These tests demonstrated that the Air Deployed Oceanographic Mooring is a practical method for ocean data acquisition. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Buoys, Oceanographic equipment, Measuring instruments, Aerial delivery, Mooring, Ocean bottom, Oceanographic data, Detectors, Underwater equipment, Microprocessors, Radio telemetry, Satellite communications

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE