Accession Number : ADA189003

Title :   Operation and Maintenance Manual for the NORDA Vertical Profiler.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEAN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY NSTL STATION MS

Personal Author(s) : Eckstein, Bruce E ; Holland, Clifford R ; Rakoczy, Frank A ; Rumpf, Robert R ; Williams, Robert L

PDF Url : ADA189003

Report Date : Jul 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : The Vertical Profiler is capable of making water column measurements from the air/sea interface to a depth of 1000 meters and returning to the surface approximately 20 times before its lithium energy source is expended. Sea tests have been conducted using temperature and depth sensors with the data acquisition subsystem, and a conductivity/temperature/depth sensor capability is also available. The data acquisition subsystem within the Profiler can accept up to 16 analog inputs properly scaled in voltage, and any number of serially supplied 16-bit digited words. This manual describes the functional operation, interconnections, alignment, checkout, and predeployment procedures needed to make use of the NORDA Vertical Profiler. Because the buoyance subsystem of the Profiler is based on fluid-induced volumetric changes, there are maintenance requirements typical of hydraulic systems. In addition, the self-contained battery subsystems, which supply energy to the various valves, pump, motor, control and sensor electronics, require replacement or recharge on a periodic basis. It has been a primary goal in developing this manual to preserve the detailed information necessary to proper maintenance and operation of the Profiler hardware and not to describe the spectrum of applications to which this device might be put.

Descriptors :   *MAINTENANCE, *OCEANOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT, AIR WATER INTERACTIONS, DATA ACQUISITION, DEPTH, DETECTORS, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, ENERGY, HYDRAULIC EQUIPMENT, LITHIUM, MANUALS, MEASUREMENT, PROFILES, REQUIREMENTS, SEA TESTING, SOURCES, VALVES, VERTICAL ORIENTATION, OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, SAMPLING, TAPE RECORDERS, ELECTRIC BATTERIES, TEMPERATURE MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, DEPTH FINDERS, ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY, TEMPERATURE, OPERATION, CHECKOUT PROCEDURES, READ OUT TECHNIQUES, ALIGNMENT, BUOYANCY, SEA WATER

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE