Accession Number : ADA274716
Title : Technical Survey and Evaluation of Underwater Sensors and Remotely Operated Vehicles
Descriptive Note : Final rept. Nov 1992-May 1993,
Corporate Author : BATTELLE COLUMBUS DIV OH
Personal Author(s) : DeRoos, Bradley G. ; Wilson, Grant ; Lyon, Fred ; Pope, William S.
Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA274716
Report Date : MAY 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 324
Abstract : Accurate on-site assessment of vessel hull damage in the event of grounding, collision, structural failure, or other accident is required to make timely and informed decisions relating to vessel disposition (i.e., lightering, towing, sinking.) The capabilities of underwater vehicles and sensors as they relate to the performance of damage assessment are analyzed in this report. The vehicle types analyzed include free-swimming remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), autonomous undersea vehicles (AUVs), towed vehicles, crawling vehicles, and composite vehicles. The sensor types analyzed include photographic, video, laser, and acoustic imaging systems, oil/water interface sensors, oil concentration monitors, and non-destructive test methods. A conceptual inspection vehicle system is presented based on an evaluation of the damage assessment mission. Marine inspection, Vessel inspection, Remotely operated vehicles, Imaging sensors
Descriptors : *SHIPS , *UNDERWATER VEHICLES , *DETECTORS , *REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLES , *BOAT AND SHIP ACCIDENTS , *ACCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS , TEST AND EVALUATION , FREQUENCY , NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING , DISTRIBUTION , INTERFACES , DAMAGE ASSESSMENT , TEST METHODS , EDDIES(FLUID MECHANICS) , LASERS , MISSIONS , ACOUSTIC IMAGES , PHOTOGRAPHY , INSPECTION , MONITORS , FAILURE(MECHANICS) , SONAR , COLLISIONS , UNDERWATER , COAST GUARD OPERATIONS , OIL SPILLS , DESTRUCTIVE TESTS , ACCIDENTS , TOWED VEHICLES , SCANNERS , SINKING.
Subject Categories : MARINE ENGINEERING
MISCELLANEOUS DETECTION AND DETECTORS
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE