Accession Number:

ADA270241

Title:

MAS Bulletin. HYDROBALL - An Expendable Current Profiling System.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH EUROPEAN OFFICE FPO NEW YORK 09510

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-05-12

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A Canadian manufacturer , NewTech Instruments Ltd., introduced a new Ocean Current Profiling System at Defense Oceanology 89 which is designed for use from moving vessels. The principle of operation is to derive current profiles from the tracking of a Lagrangian drifter falling through the water column. The drifter is a spherical, expendable probe with possible applications in both the offshore and defense worlds. Called HYDROBALL, the system operates on the principle of calculating a current velocity profile from the hydrodynamic response of a freely falling object passing through a flow field.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE