USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1987-003-FA

Other ID: 87-2

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Barry Irwin

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Extensive testing of new navigation sonar equipment.


Start Date: 1987-01-21

Start Port/Location: Kingston, Jamaica

End Date: 1987-01-29

End Port/Location: Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico

Equipment Used: Starfix navigation system

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: The Caufield towed correlation sonar fish was deployed periodically in transit in various water depths and data were collected for post-cruise processing and evaluation. The Magnavox 610 Doppler Sonar operated continuously; comparisons to Starfix were collected and evaluated. The General Electric 810 Correlation Sonar was tested for a day and a half in up to 3000 m of water and compared to Starfix and Magnavox 610 for evaluation.

Staff: Barry Irwin, Kenneth E. Parolski, Janet Fredericks

Affiliate Staff:
Jim McCullough
WHOI; Dave Caufield
Caufield Eng.; Bill Bookheimer
General Electric

Project = Defense Mapping Agency Gravity, Defense Mapping Agency Gravity


Jamaica, Puerto Rico, United States, Eastern Caribbean Sea, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 18.5 South: 15 West: -77 East: -22.5


photo of Starella



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Starfix navigation system --- Navigation