POSITION LOCATION SYSTEM FOR OCEAN MINING

Deposits of minerals, petroleum, and natural gas in seabeds have necessitated an accurate, localized, navigational network employing buoys capable of positional location within 50 feet over an ocean area of about 7,000 square miles. Secondary positional accuracies of about 50 feet are attainable over 10,000 square miles. The system operates completely unattended for a period of years and can be installed using conventional survey vessels. It is easily relocated and can be expanded modularly to suit any operational consideration.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Oceans '77 Conference Record, Third Annual Combined Conference, Los Angeles, California, October 17-19, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

    3 Park Avenue, 17th Floor
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5997

    Marine Technology Society

    5565 Sterrett Place, Suite 108
    Columbia, MD  USA  21044
  • Authors:
    • Wilson, W R
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178999
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 77CH1272-4 OEC
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1978 12:00AM