Other ID: AUTEC TEST #003W01
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Tongue of the Ocean, Andros Island, AUTEC Weapons Range, Bahamas, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): William Schwab
Affiliate Investigator(s): Kevin O'Toole, PMG
Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Sampling: Geology, Sonar: Sidescan
Scientific Purpose/Goals: 1) Collect a data set using the SeaMARC 1B sidescan sonar and ARGO video systems that would allow the construction of a high-resolution geologic map of a segment of sea floor of the Tongue of the Ocean (TOTO), including part of the AUTEC range. 2) Conduct engineering studies of cable and vehicle dynamics for various velocities, configurations, and modes of operation. 3) Test a 100 kHz sidescan sonar system and a Charge Couple Device (CCD) electronic still camera, both mounted on ARGO. 4) Test recently upgraded ALLNAV navigation system.
Start Date: 1987-04-17
Start Port/Location: Port Everglades, FL
End Date: 1987-05-01
End Port/Location: Port Everglades, FL
Equipment Used: ARGO, SeaMARC sidescan sonar system
Information to be Derived: Sea floor map;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Lack of SeaMarc 1B digital data due to computer failure; only analog (paper) data exists. Still camera, video system and sidescan sonar worked well.
Staff: William Schwab
Notes: Original Center People field contained: William Schwab, Kevin O'Toole.