Other ID: none
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Cape Cod Canal, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): William Danforth, Jane Denny
Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sonar: Sound Velocity
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Test new SEA Submetrix transducer electronic modules (TEM) upgrades.
Start Date: 2003-12-03
Start Port/Location: Army Corps of Engineers, Cape Cod Canal, MA
End Date: 2003-12-05
End Port/Location: Army Corps of Engineers, Cape Cod Canal, MA
Equipment Used: DGPS, Submetrix Sidescan sonar, Sensor - SVP
Information to be Derived: Sea floor map;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Ran a successful test of the TEM upgrades for the USGS 234 kHz SEA Submetrix system. Noted improved backscatter dynamic range when compared with the older modules, which in turn contributed to better interferometric solutions for the swath bathymetry. Collected 6 lines of Submetrix 2000 interferometric sidescan, along with 3 casts for sound velocity profiles. These data overlap with a data set collected by Benthos, Inc., in which they ran the new C3D system, an interferometric sidescan that Benthos is marketing. Will compare results from both systems.
Staff: William Danforth, Jane Denny, Barry Irwin, Thomas O'Brien, Charles Worley
Notes: Original Center People field contained: Jane Denny; Bill Danforth; Tom O'Brien; Larry Kooker; Barry Irwin; Chuck Worley.