Sea Beam mapping systems.

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This paper will detail some of the history of multibeam sea floor mapping as well as some of the promises and problems of these systems. The systems installed and operated aboard the R/V's Conrad and Atlantis II by the URI/NECOR Sea Beam Facility will be described. The Conrad is a well-equipped geophysical research ship with multichannel and precision gravity capabilities. Its navigation equipment includes Loran-C, two-axis doppler speed log, SATNAV and GPS with atomic clock. The Atlantis II is the support ship for the submersible Alvin, and is equipped for acoustic transponders and range/bearing navigation in addition to speed log, Loran-C, SATNAV and GPS. -from Authors

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International symposium on marine positioning. Proc., Reston, VA, 1986