An Engineering Research and Development Project to Develop an Arctic Geological Core Sampling System.
Final rept. 1 Mar 75-30 Jun 79,
NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIV DURHAM
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The primary objective of the report was to produce a lightweight aircraft deployable geological coring unit for obtaining sediment samples from throughout the arctic basin. The project initially consisted of two phases a planning phase to establish mission requirements, as well as scientific and engineering specification and an advanced design study phase to conduct a feasibility and development study of a new approach to coring in the arctic basin. The design study phase was divided into eight components 1 Aircraft DeploymentRecovery System 2 Coring Unit Delivery System 3 Sediment Coring Unit Subsystem 4 Logistic and Field Personnel Support 5 Multiple Sensor Delivery Subsystem 6 Core Processing and Storage Subsystem 7 System Integration and 8 Cost Analysis. The advanced design study phase included examinations of all eight areas listed above. However, the follow-up research and development effort concentrated primarily on prototype design and field testing of the sediment coring unit. This work included a detailed system design, component research and development, and subsystem testing and evaluation.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography