MOORING SITE SURVEY EQUIPMENT
The U.S. Army Mobility Equipment Research and Development Center has developed Mooring Site Survey Equipment as part of the Multi-Leg Tanker Mooring System. The mission of Mooring Site Survey Equipment is to survey the ocean bottom and sub-bottom at a prospective mooring site; locate submerged objects that are navigational hazards to ships and lifters operating in or around moorings; determine the suitability of the sediment for the deployment of the USAMERDC XM-50 and XM-200 Explosive Embedment Anchor (EEA); provide a continuous water depth record in the mooring; determine profile of bottom from shore to mooring site to determine suitability for installation of submarine pipeline. The AUSE, a combination side scan sonar and sub-bottom profiler, is initially deployed at a mooring site to detect submerged and protruding objects and determine the general sediment composition.
Army Mobility Equipment R&D CenterFort Belvoir, VA USA
- Bitting, K R
- Publication Date: 1972-9
- Pagination: 178 p.
- TRT Terms: Anchoring; Location; Mooring; Moorings; Offshore terminals; Petroleum; Petroleum terminals; Side looking radar; Single point moorings; Sonar; Tankers; Underwater structures
- Old TRIS Terms: Embedment anchors; Explosive anchors; Side looking sonar; Submerged objects; Tanker moorings
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Geotechnology; Marine Transportation; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00043929
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: USAMERDC-2035 Intrm Rpt
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 4 1974 12:00AM