Accession Number : ADD015784

Title :   Operating at Sea Island Station.

Descriptive Note : Patent, filed 1 Nov 91, patented 2 Mar 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : McAllister, Keith R

Report Date : 02 Mar 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : An Operating At Sea Island Station (OASIS) for deployment in an area of water a preselected distance from a body of land includes a plurality of discrete, self-sufficient operating units. Each operating unit being operable to perform a specialized function and operable in combination with other units to perform an overall task or mission. The plurality of operating units are dispersed in an area of the open sea measuring up to ten nautical (10) miles on a side. Each of the operating units includes mooring and dynamic positioning systems for maintaining the plurality of operating units in spaced apart relation within the OASIS so that any activity taking place relative to one of the operating units may progress without interference from any of the other operating units. If utilized for naval applications, the OASIS may serve as an advanced logistics support base a critical node base or a forward operating base.

Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS SUPPORT, *MOORING, *STATIONS, *PATENTS, BODIES, DEPLOYMENT, DYNAMICS, FUNCTIONS, INTERFERENCE, ISLANDS, MISSIONS, NAUTICAL, NODES, OCEANS, OVERSEAS, MILITARY APPLICATIONS

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE