TEST AND EVALUATION OF CGC POLAR STAR WAGB 10--VOLUME I ANTARCTIC TRIALS

CGC Polar Star is the first of a new class of American icebreakers built for and operated by the U.S. Coast Guard. The vessel's design incorporates many new and sophisticated systems not found on earlier icebreakers. The primary objective of the test and evaluation program was to examine the performance characteristics under actual polar operations. Two field trials were conducted. The first in the Arctic and the second in the Antarctic. During these field trials approximately 120 individual parameters were measured and recorded on magnetic tape. Additionally, the physical properties of the sea ice in which the ship was operating were measured. Documentation of the complete program including preliminary screening of the data has been accomplished by NORDA under contract to the Coast Guard Research and Development Center. The documentation consists of the following four volumes: I. Antarctic Trials, II. Test Plans, III. Background, and IV. Instrumentation Manual.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center, Groton, Connecticut.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Ocean Research and Development Activity

    NSTL Station, MS  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Welsh Jr, J P
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 188 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00193562
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Naval Ocean Research and Development Activity
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NORDA Report 22 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: MIPR Z-51100-8-0003
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM