Mooring Site Survey Equipment
Interim rept. Dec 1970-Jun 1972
ARMY MOBILITY EQUIPMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND FORT BELVOIR VA
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The U. S. Army Mobility Equipment Research and Development Center has developed Mooring Site Survey Equipment as part of the Multi-Leg Tanker Mooring System. The mission of Mooring Site Survey Equipment is to survey the ocean bottom and sub-bottom at a prospective mooring site and Locate submerged objects that are navigational hazards to ships and lifters operating in or around moorings. Determine the suitability of the sediment for the deployment of the USAMERDC XM-50 and XM-200 Explosive Embedment Anchor EEA. Provide a continuous water depth record in the mooring. Determine profile of bottom from shore to mooring site to determine suitability for installation of submarine pipeline. The AUSE, a combination side scan sonar and sub-bottom profiler, is initially deployed at a mooring site to detect submerged and protruding objects and determine the general sediment composition.
- Marine Engineering