Deep Ocean Test-in-Place and Observation System (DOTIPOS) for Naval Seafloor Construction Support.
Technical rept. Nov 65-Jan 71,
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF
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The Deep Ocean Test-In-Place and Observation System DOTIPOS, is a pyramid-shaped aluminum platform for deploying systems on the ocean floor, data collection, and in-situ testing. It weights 6,200 pounds in air, 2,000 pounds in the water and is supported by three square pads. Bolted construction pernits disassembly for shipping, the longest section being fiften feet four inches long. Permanent equipment mounted on the platform includes a pressure-equalized, steel-cased, 20 kva transformer 2400115 volts AC, single phase, 60 Hz. A 24-inch OD aluminum sphere houses the control and data electronics. Stainless steel camera housings have acrylic windows in one end and a 250-watt mercury vapor light attached to the sides. Author
- Marine Engineering
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology