USE OF UNDERWATER VEHICLES FOR ARRAY SYSTEM INSTALLATION AND RECOVERY

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Authors
  1. Thorleifson, J.M.
  2. Sotirin, B.J.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN)
Abstract
A suite of underwater vehicles has been utilized in the deployment and recovery of acoustic and environmental arrays under the Arctic ice pack. The vehicles performed a variety of tasks including the deployment of 175 km of fibre optic cable, recovery of moorings and equipment under the ice and on the bottom, deployment of working lines for acoustic arrays, and visual inspection. The vehicles range from the autonomous 8,600 kg Theseus vehicle to the tethered 9 kg Seamor vehicle. The capbilities and effectiveness of the commercial off-the-shelf and project designed vehicles will be discussed as well as potential future applications.
Keywords
AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle)
Date of publication
01 Oct 1997
Number of Pages
13
DSTKIM No
98-00034
CANDIS No
506666
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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