Accession Number : ADA137313

Title :   Autonomous Computer Controlled Ice Drill,

Corporate Author : NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIV DURHAM MARINE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING LAB

Personal Author(s) : Beverly,C N ; Westneat,A S

PDF Url : ADA137313

Report Date : Sep 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : An unmanned autonomous system, designed ultimately for air deployment, has been developed for drilling holes in the Arctic ice. The system is intended to facilitate the collection of oceanographic data in inaccessible regions of the Arctic as part of the Air Depolyed Oceanographic Mooring (ADOM) program. This paper describes the design of the drill, the microcomputer control system, and the results of initial field testing.

Descriptors :   *Drills, Oceanographic equipment, Ice, Water jets, Hot water, Penetration, Control systems, Performance(Engineering)

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE