Accession Number : ADA327737

Title :   Expendable Oceanographic Mooring (XMOOR).

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA

Personal Author(s) : Frye, Daniel E. ; Peters, Donald ; Arthur, Richard

PDF Url : ADA327737

Report Date : APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 143

Abstract : An expendable, self-deploying mooring (XMOOR) for shallow water applications has been developed to address Navy requirements for environmental monitoring. The project has been conducted jointly between the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis, MS. WHOI has taken the lead on the mechanical design of the system while NRL has developed the electronics. Eight prototype XMOOR systems have been built. They are designed for water depths between 10 and 100m, for deployments of up to 3-months' duration, and for automatic deployment. Their sensor suite includes barometric pressure, air temperature, water temperature at up to 25 levels, and conductivity and pressure at up to 3 levels. Data telemetry is accomplished via the Argos DOS and by line-of-sight VHF radio. The radio link provides two-way communications to allow for remote configuration of the data collection program. This report describes the XMOOR mechanical system. The data collection and telemetry systems are described separately in 1 and 2.

Descriptors :   *ELECTRONICS, *MOORING, LINE OF SIGHT, TEMPERATURE, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, DEPLOYMENT, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, ENVIRONMENTS, MONITORING, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, DEPTH, SHALLOW WATER, DATA ACQUISITION, SELF OPERATION, RADIO EQUIPMENT, RADIO LINKS, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, AUTOMATIC, EXPENDABLE, VERY HIGH FREQUENCY, MECHANICAL COMPONENTS, OCEANOGRAPHY, TWO WAY TRANSMISSION, TELEMETER SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE