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.
- Oceans '77 Conference Record, Third Annual Combined Conference, Los Angeles, California, October 17-19, 1977.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers3 Park Avenue, 17th Floor
New York, NY USA 10016-5997
Marine Technology Society5565 Sterrett Place, Suite 108
Columbia, MD USA 21044
- Wilson, W R
- Publication Date: 1977
- Pagination: n.p.
- TRT Terms: Buoys; Manganese; Mineral deposits; Mineralogy; Mining; Mining engineering; Navigation; Navigation systems; Ocean bottom; Position fixing; Ships; Survey vessels
- Old TRIS Terms: Manganese deposits; Ocean mining; Position finding; Subaqueous; Undersea nodules
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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