Accession Number : ADA265553
Title : The Dynamoor Experiment
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA
Personal Author(s) : Berteaux, H ; Bocconcelli, A ; Eck, C ; Kery, S ; Wansek, Pierre
Report Date : May 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 13
Abstract : Under the sponsorship of the Office of Naval Research, the Ocean Systems and Moorings Laboratory (OS and M Lab) of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution developed (1990) and deployed (1991) a fully instrumented subsurface buoy in high current waters close to Woods Hole, MA. The purpose of this engineering experiment, named DYNAMOOR, was to obtain long term, high frequency measurements of the buoy 3D position and of the tension in its mooring line, as a function of prevailing currents and variable, adjustable buoyancy. This paper first describes the main components and the method of deployment of the DYNAMOOR complex experimental setup. It then reviews the mechanical and electrical designs of the entire system. Finally, a review of the data analysis and a summary of the results are presented.
Descriptors : *BUOYANCY , *BUOYS , *MOORING , POSITION(LOCATION) , HIGH FREQUENCY , OCEAN CURRENTS , OCEANOGRAPHY , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , THREE DIMENSIONAL , ENGINEERING , TENSION
Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE