Accession Number : ADA955130

Title :   A Report of Technical and Cost Data on the Large Ocean Buoys.

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS SAN DIEGO CA ELECTRONICS DIV

Report Date : 25 FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 102

Abstract : The large discus ocean buoys are deployed in many oceans of the world serving as Ocean Data Acquisition Stations, lightship replacement and as other aids-to-navigation. Effective and economical, they have added a new dimension to solving problems in the marine environment. For fourteen years, General Dynamics has been actively engaged in the development, manufacture and operations of ocean buoy systems. During this period our achievements have included the invention of the thick discus hull, use of computer designed mooring systems, design and manufacture of modular sensor systems, design and production of a family of power systems to fit varying buoy mission requirements, development of both a computer controlled and hardwired data acquisition and control system, and a superior HF communications system for long range data transmission from buoy to shore, and buoy/satellite radio relay experiments. The technical descriptions contained in this report have been selected from the family of hulls and subsystems available to present the most appropriate buoy for the anticipated NFEC mission requirements.

Descriptors :   BUOYS, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, CONTROL SYSTEMS, COSTS, DATA ACQUISITION, DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS, DETECTORS, HIGH FREQUENCY, LIGHTSHIPS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MISSIONS, MODULES(ELECTRONICS), MOORING, OCEAN ENVIRONMENTS, OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, OCEANOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT, OCEANS, POWER SUPPLIES, PROBLEM SOLVING, PRODUCTION, REPLACEMENT, SHORES, STATIONS

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE