Accession Number:

ADA167634

Title:

AUTEC Project Execution Report.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND WASHINGTON DC CHESAPEAKE DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

CHESDIVs Ocean Engineering and Construction Project Office, FPO-1, recently assisted the Naval Underwater Systems Center NUSC by furnishing the Ocean Construction Platform OCP SEACON as the work platform for the repair of a damaged acoustic array at the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center AUTEC. The repair effort required six days of continuous precision station-keeping in 6,000 feet of water. The upper portion of the array was retrieved, new mechanical and electrical components replaced and tested, and the array reinstalled. During this entire period, the lower portion of the array remained moored to the seafloor so that any substantial drift or movement off station would have damaged the in-water portion of the array. Maintaining the SEACON within 33 feet of the desired position was accomplished in winds of 25 knots and seas up to 8 feet in height. The timely repair of this critical facility-assured availability of this range to support scheduled fleet training and readiness operations.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE