Oceanographic Systems Program Investigation of Sound Velocity Profiling System.
NAVAL APPLIED SCIENCE LAB BROOKLYN N Y
The Sound Velocity Profiling System has demonstrated its capability to adequately provide sound velocity profiles for use in the Oceanographic Survey Program. The limited data obtained at this time indicate that the profiles have an accuracy comparable to Nansen data and within the 3 ftsec accuracy requirements of Sonarray ray bending corrections. Significant reduction of time requirements have been found. The equipment has demonstrated its ability to withstand the effects of a shipboard environment, including extremes in vibration, temperature, salt spray and shock, without significant failure.