Title

DEEP OCEAN PATHFINDING - HIGH RESOLUTION MAPPING AND NAVIGATION.

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Date of Original Version

1-1-1986

Abstract

A description is given of the Sea Beam multibeam survey systems and associated navigation systems installed and operated aboard the research vehicle's R/V's Conrad and Atlantis II. The Conrad is a well-equipped geophysical research ship with multichannel and precision gravity capabilities. Its navigation equipment includes Range-Range Loran C, two-axis doppler speed log, Satnav, and global positioning satellite navigation GPS with atomic clock. The Atlantis II is the support ship for the submersible Alvin, and is equipped for acoustic transponder and range-bearing navigation in addition to speed log, Loran C, Satnav, and GPS. Operations, applications, and results from survey cruises aboard these two vessels is reviewed.

Publication Title

Oceans Conference Record (IEEE)

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