Autonomous Computer Controlled Ice Drill,
NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIV DURHAM MARINE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING LAB
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An unmanned autonomous system, designed ultimately for air deployment, has been developed for drilling holes in the Arctic ice. The system is intended to facilitate the collection of oceanographic data in inaccessible regions of the Arctic as part of the Air Depolyed Oceanographic Mooring ADOM program. This paper describes the design of the drill, the microcomputer control system, and the results of initial field testing.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography