Accession Number:

ADA275236

Title:

AXKT Phase 3 Final Report

Descriptive Note:

Final contractor rept.

Corporate Author:

SIPPICAN CORP MARION MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-07-06

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

Three separate tests were conducted during the period of 1990 through 1992 in which a total of 60 AXKTs were deployed for purposes of gathering operational reliability of this developmental device. The three tests were done in differing environments to characterize the AXKT buoy over a range of conditions. In each of the tests, the buoys were deployed from a plane and the resulting data was received via RF link by the deploying plane as well as a nearby surface ship that acted as a ground truth by employing a cable lowered reference instrument MER in which AXKT data would be later compared against. After each test in which 20 units were deployed, the data would be analyzed for proper buoy operation, quality of data an accuracy of data with relation to the MER. This data set would then be used to indicate changes that should be made to the AXKT system in order to improve the overall quality and reliability of the buoy. If a particular change was deemed necessary, the change was implemented prior to the following test, and the following test was then analyzed to determine if the change was successful or not.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE