DESIGN SUMMARY OF THE DATA ACQUISITION AND ANALYSIS SYSTEMS FOR THE 380 FOOT HIGH PERFORMANCE TOWING TANK

In order to efficiently utilize the new 380 foot towing tank presently under construction at the U.S. Naval Academy, considerable study has gone into making the transfer of data from the sensor to the computer printout an efficient and interactive process. This has involved trying out new computer equipment and techniques on the present 85 foot towing tank, as well as design studies for the data transmission and power distribution systems for the new tank. The data acquisition and power distribution systems are dependent on the particular configuration evolved for the towing tank and the associated carriages. Consequently the discussion is divided into two parts; Part 1 discusses the analysis systems contemplated for processing the data; Part 2 describes the means of getting the data to the analysis equipment as well as the implements for providing power to the instrumentation and its control. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the American Towing Tank Conference (16th) held in Sao Paulo, Brazil on 9-13 August 1971.
  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Naval Academy

    Division of Engineering and Weapons
    Annapolis, MD  USA  21402
  • Authors:
    • Laufer, E A
    • Johnson, B
  • Publication Date: 1971-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 41 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00025587
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: E-71-3 Tech Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 4 1972 12:00AM