Accession Number:

AD0720344

Title:

The Seafloor Excavator, Volume IV. Appendices.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 17 Nov 69-16 Dec 70,

Corporate Author:

NORTHROP CORP ANAHEIM CALIF ELECTRO-MECHANICAL DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

The system definition and analysis process through which a deep-ocean Seafloor Excavator is developed is described. 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. This report is comprised of four volumes. This volume contains supporting and supplemental data developed during the course of this program. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE