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04 February 2001 - Autosub Technical Details

RRS James Clark Ross Diary


AutoSub ready for early morning launch. Click on image to enlarge AutoSub ready for an early morning launch. Click on image to enlarge.


Under Sea Ice Pelagic Studies - The Autosub programme on board the JCR
The AutoSub Logo The Logo for the USIPS project

The emblems for the AutoSub project (left), and that for Under Sea Ice Pelagic Studies (USIPS) the present programme taking place onboard (right).

The Current AutoSub Specification

Navigation aids

Upward ADCP (300 kHz)

 

Downwards ADCP (300 kHz)

 

Foward looking sonar (up 15 degrees)

 

Forward looking sonar (down 15 degrees)

 

MRU 6 attitude package

 

(D)GPS

  

Navigation accuracy

1% distance travelled (when in ADCP bottom lock)

  

Radio link

Line of sight mission download/status

  

Vehicle location

Dual Argos beacons

 

Dual xeon strobe lights

 

Orbcomm satellite link (position and status)

 

Acoustic USBL navigation

  

Scientific instruments (standard)

Seabird SB9 --Dual C & T sensors

 

Fluorometer

 

Oxygen

 

Transmissometer

 

Upwards ADCP (300 kHz)

 

Downwards ADCP (300 kHz)

  

Scientific instruments
Up to approx 100 kg wet Turbulence probes weight in approx 1 cubic metre cargo

Aquamonitor water sampler (100 m depth rating)

 

Upward looking forward/sidescan space

 

Bubble resonator (bubble size measurements)

  

(user defined/fitted to date)

Manganese sensor

 

Cytometer (organic/inorganic particle analyser)

 

EK 500 38 kHz and 120 kHz fisheries sonar

 

1.2 MHz ADCP Acoustic Doppler

 

Velocity Logs

Auto Sub Drawing. Click on image to enlargeAutosub schematic. Click on image to enlarge.



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