Accession Number:

ADA537392

Title:

AOSN MURI: Radio Communications for Labrador Sea AOSN 1998 Deployment

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

Our intention is to create and demonstrate a reactive survey system, capable of long-term unattended deployments in harsh environments. We refer to such a system as an Autonomous Ocean Sampling Network AOSN. My goal is to employ bi-directional radio communications networks, satellite or short range, for automated data distribution and control between AOSN sampling systems and scientists desktops. The objective of this component of the program was to develop the hardware and software for multiple methods of communications with the AUV docking controller on the AUV mooring deployed in the Labrador Sea in January 1998. A key requirement of the project was a 2-way satellite link for timely data retrieval and parameter control from shore. A necessary practical requirement was for a simple, reliable 2-way radio link between the deploying ship and both the communication controller COMCON in surface buoy and the docking controller DOCCON at 500m depth on the mooring.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE