Accession Number:

ADA551513

Title:

AOSN MURI: Development of a Network of Virtual Moorings

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE SCHOOL OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

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. This project is to develop a cost effective means to observe the ocean continuously over many months with vehicle ranges of several thousand km. The technical objective of this project is to develop a small network of comparatively inexpensive autonomous vehicles that can collect temperature and salinity profiles continuously from the upper 2 kmof the ocean while either maintaining their geographic positions or surveying along a desired track. This network is to report measurements in near real-time and be controllable from shore. Vehicles are designed to profile vertically over 2000 km. The horizontal range is to be 10,000 km and with mission duration of several months.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE