Field Activity 11TST03

Identifier 11TST03
Purpose Testing modified mount on R/V Survey Cat within designated zones for purpose of data comparison. Using the SEA SWATHplus 234-M kHz to test against the SEA SWATHplus 468-H kHz
Location Tampa Bay, FL
Summary Collected 54 raw Swath files (~5GB); 5 SVP Casts (~13KB); Base station and Boat GPS data (~104MB)
Info derived Swath Bathymetry to identify differences between SEA SWATHplus -H and -M systems. Also verify repeatability of the system using OmniSTAR and Differential GPS from Ashtech GPS Receivers. Including xyz point data, xyz grid data, navigation files, and trackline images.
Comments Additional Equipment Used: Batteries, Laptop This was not an actual field activity but a test of field equipment prior to deployment and data collection. The Research Topic of TST (short for Test) was assigned.
Survey Cat (Class 3)
Start Saint Petersburg, FL 2011-03-23
End Saint Petersburg, FL 2011-03-25
West -82.8025
East -82.242206
North 28.04255783
South 27.58855604
Marine operations Yes


600 Fourth Street South
St. Petersburg, FL33701-4846
(727) 502-8000
Principal investigators James G FlocksJennifer L MiselisMark Erik Hansen
Crew members
Billy J Reynolds
Scientist, Staff
Keith A Ludwig
Scientist, Staff
Nancy T DeWitt
Scientist, Staff
Noreen A Buster
Scientist, Staff
Kyle W Kelso
Scientist, Staff
Dana S Wiese
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Nancy T DeWitt
Specialist, Information

Data types and categories

Data category: Location-Elevation, Sonar
Data type: Benchmarks, Navigation, Profiles, Transects, Interferometric, Multibeam, Sound Velocity

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS Benchmarks, Navigation (no data reported)
Choke Ring Antenna Benchmarks, Navigation (no data expected)
F190 DGPS/IMU Navigation (no data reported)
Interferometric Bathymetry System Interferometric (no data reported)
Valeport SVP Sound Velocity (no data reported)


Samples collected during this field activity