Accession Number:

ADA071403

Title:

University Sealab. Model Tests for a Saturation Diving Facility for the National Oceanographic Community.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIV DURHAM ENGINEERING DESIGN AND ANALYSIS LAB

Report Date:

1969-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

154.0

Abstract:

Model test programs to investigate certain dynamic performance characteristics of two saturation diving systems are described. SEADOPOD employs a support barge which services a diving capsule or pod capable of delivering a four-man, diver-scientist team to and from depths of 300 feet. The pod elevator mechanism consists of a main winch and support cable, two constant-tension guy lines, and a transloader control which acts to decouple barge heave motion from the pod in order to maintain a more stable platform for the diver-scientists. OSCILAB is a habitat-laboratory vehicle permitting four diver-scientists and two diver-crew members to live and work at depths of 300 feet for a period of two weeks under saturation diving conditions. The laboratory is capable of lowering and raising itself but relies on surface for normal power, monitoring, and surface mobility. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE