Accession Number : ADP000950

Title :   The NORDA (Naval Ocean Research and Development Activity) Vertical Profiler,

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

Personal Author(s) : Holland,Clifford Randy

Report Date : FEB 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A variable buoyancy vehicle capable of profiling from the air/sea interface to depths of 1000 meters has been built and tested. The integral data acquisition package utilized in performance evaluation of the profiler can be easily interfaced to a variety of ocean parameter sensors. Because of its ability to penetrate the air/sea interface, this profiler can be used as a submersible telemetry link between subsurface and bottom mounted sensors and ship or land based data processing facilities.

Descriptors :   *Oceanographic equipment, *Profiles, *Ocean environments, *Data acquisition, *Vertical orientation, Buoyancy, Depth control, Vehicle instruments, Vehicle equipment, Systems analysis, Telemeter systems, Communication equipment, Scientific expeditions, Oceanographic data, Technology forecasting

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE