Accession Number:

ADA224414

Title:

The Arctic Environmental Facilities: Test Capabilities

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

This document describes the test equipment available at the Naval Ocean Systems Centers Arctic Environmental Facility. Ice can be grown to a thickness of 5 feet and arctic temperature can be sustained. User costs and scheduling procedures are described. Types of tests include Ice penetration methods above and below, Sonar performance under ice, Through-ice transmission measurements laserHFacousticIR, Ice physics and ice fracture mechanics tests, Ice thickness measurement systems, Ice movement effects, Sea water salinity variation tests, Long-term cold soaking of equipment, Geophone performance, etc. EDC

Subject Categories:

  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE