Accession Number : ADP000945

Title :   Draper Laboratory Instrumentation for Buoy System Dynamics,

Corporate Author : CHARLES STARK DRAPER LAB INC CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s) : Dahlen,John M.

Report Date : FEB 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Instruments developed at The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory for measurement of buoy system dynamics and their use in ocean testing are described. These instruments measure tension, acceleration, angular velocity, depth, and orientation. They are self-contained and packaged for use in buoys and on mooring lines deep within the ocean. Data interpretation and future developments are also discussed.

Descriptors :   *Oceanographic data, *Measuring instruments, *Buoys, *Systems engineering, *Data acquisition, Laboratory equipment, Thermistors, Accelerometers, Magnetometers, Tensiometers, Acoustic ranges, Systems analysis, Mooring buoys, Spar buoys, Ocean currents, Ocean environments, Vector analysis, Ocean waves

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE