Other ID: 87-2
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Jamaica, Puerto Rico, United States, Eastern Caribbean Sea, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): Barry Irwin
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