An Engineering Design Study of a High-Stability Buoy for the Hysurch Program. Part 1. A Design Study and Prototype Evaluation Phase
NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIV DURHAM ENGINEERING DESIGN AND ANALYSIS LAB
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The document reports the results of an analytical design study and a prototype experimental program which investigated the characteristics and performance of a buoy system for the U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office Hysurch Program. The buoy system serves as a reference station for a hyperbolic navigation system for coastal hydrographic survey. The work reported herein consisted of an analytical evaluation of several classes of buoy systems, a detailed design of a prototype system, an experimental program with a full scale prototype buoy system in two oceanic environments, and an evaluation of the operational characteristics of the prototype system.
- Marine Engineering