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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Army Mobility Equipment R&D Center

    Fort Belvoir, VA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Bitting, K R
  • Publication Date: 1972-9

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  • Pagination: 178 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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