The Seafloor Excavator, Volume I. Summary.
Final rept. 17 Nov 69-16 Dec 70,
NORTHROP CORP ANAHEIM CALIF ELECTRO-MECHANICAL DIV
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This volume of a 4-volume report describes the system definition and analysis process through which a deep-ocean Seafloor Excavator is developed. Eight concepts are initially formulated and studied, with the three most practical being further developed. A comprehensive system and cost analysis of the three selected concepts is performed to determine the single, most effective concept. The preliminary design and the design specifications for this concept are developed. The resulting design is of a wide-tracked, remotely operated submersible vehicle equipped with a revolving, extendable Jackknife dredging arm capable of performing earthmoving, excavating dredging tasks in waters as deep as 6000 feet. Author
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies