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  • [Front cover and table of contents]

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s): 0
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  • NOAA's Diving Program

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):1 - 2
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    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) fields the largest civilian diving complement of any Federal agency. When NOAA was formed in 1970, various scientific agencies were consolidated. Their diving programs and personnel were also brought together and have evolved over these last 12 years into a safe and efficient underwater team. The NOAA Diving Program is responsive primarily... View full abstract»

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  • The ADC Today

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):3 - 4
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  • United States Navy Diving Safety Program

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):5 - 8
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    The United States Navy has an aggressive and comprehensive diving safety program. The program begins with the initial selection of candidates for formal diving training and follows the diver throughout training and into the Fleet in various forms. One of these forms is technical guidance with the primary vehicle being the United States Navy Diving Manual. This manual sets forth the procedures and ... View full abstract»

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  • An Analysis Of U.S. Occupational Diving Fatalities 1970-1981

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):9 - 13
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    Twelve categories of occupational diving are described including seven of a commercial nature. Distinct differences in both practices and equipment used are noted. Typical scenarios are depicted for several categories to point out operational differences. View full abstract»

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  • Diver Education Of The Future: Mixed Gas Bell Diving In A Deep Ocean Simulator

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):14 - 20
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  • The Western Regional Undersea Laboratory: A New Research Facility For Temperate Water Marine Scientists

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):21 - 24
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    In late 1984 the University of Southern California plans to conduct its first science mission from a new saturation diving-habitat complex at Santa Catalina Island, California. The Western Regional Undersea Laboratory Program will consist of a 9-foot diameter, 40-foot long habitat attacbed to a baseplate in 70 feet of water, and will allow aquanauts access to a variety of substrates and habitats i... View full abstract»

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  • Advancing technology and reasonable regulations: Coast guard rules on commercial diving operations

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):25 - 26
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    The Coast Guard rules governing certain commercial diving operations were published in 1978. Advances brought about by marketplace competition as well as research and development require flexibility and common sense when writing and implementing safety regulations. Deeper working dives, extended bottom times, increased use of manned submersibles, the advent of one-atmosphere suits and other change... View full abstract»

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  • Deepwater Liveboating

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):27 - 29
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    The practice of commercial diving from a moving vessel is considered. Live-boating as a technique is defined and developed. This paper addresses OSHA regulations instituted in 1977. The USCG has since assumed authority for their enforcement. Five years of commercial diving operations has allowed divers, industry and government to examine the viability of these regulations. View full abstract»

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  • Minimum QA documentation for civilian procurement of dive systems

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):30 - 35
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    Procurement of dive systems by government agencies is, like all their buying, fairly rigidly guided by procurement regulations. Civilian firms, however, have no such uniform set of guides to assist them in like procurements. The present paper is an attempt to ease the situation by referencing the most-needed information for the benefit of civilian firms who may be procuring dive systems. The paper... View full abstract»

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  • Developing an integrated multiple-use work platform for divers and submersibles

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):36 - 40
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  • 2000m Deep Submergence Research Vehicle "SHINKAI 2000"

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):41 - 49
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    "SHINKAI 2000" with a weight of 23 tons and a length of 9.3 m, is a manned deep submergence research vehicle (the Vehicle) having a maximum operating depth of 2000 meters. The Vehicle is designed so functional and compact as to maintain high maneuverability and to make oceanographic research activities successful. After sea-trials "SHINKAI 2000" was delivered to Japan Marine Science and Technology... View full abstract»

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  • Silver-Zinc Battery Power System for 2,000m Deep Submergence Research Vehicle "SHINKAI 2000"

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):50 - 56
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    The oil-filled pressure-compensated Silver-Zinc Battery System was developed and applied for practical use as a power source of the 2,000m Deep Submergence Research Vehicle"SHINKAI 2000"(DSV-2K). The battery system is made up of 2 main units, each consisting of 72 cells. After successful tests on cells and one main unit, the battery system practically used in the DSV-2K served satisfactorily for a... View full abstract»

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  • Recovery of a one-atmosphere transfer system

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):57 - 60
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    On May 14, 1980, a one-atmosphere submersible transfer system was deployed in 604 m off West End, Grand Bahama Island. The system, designed and built at Harbor Branch Foundation, Inc., weighs 2994 kg in air and 1361 kg in sea water and was designed to enable scientists to transfer experiments at atmospheric pressure from the dive chamber of a JOHNSON-SEA-LINK submersible to ambient pressure at dep... View full abstract»

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  • Towed unmanned submersible (TUMS) System

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):61 - 64
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    A unique unmanned deep-sea submersible, capable of operation in depths beyond the reach of conventional diving systems or ship sensors, is being built by Sperry for the Royal Navy. The Sperry Towed Unmanned Submersible (TUMS) will perform a wide range of search, identification, classification, and recovery operations at full ocean depths using optic, acoustic, and magnetic sensors and a manipulato... View full abstract»

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  • Fiber-optic-tethered unmanned submersible for searching submarine cables

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):65 - 72
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    A newly developed, fiber-optictethered, unmanned submersible called MARCAS (Marine Cable Search System) has been operating successfully. The mission of MARCAS is to inspect submarine communication cables and the seabed up to 200m in depth. MARCAS has dc and ac magnetometers (proton magnetometers and fluxgate magnetometers) and a metal detector in order to find and trace the cable even if buried un... View full abstract»

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  • Experiences with the use of an ROV for cleaning and inspecting high stress areas of complex offshore structures

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):73 - 77
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    The main purpose of the project was to clean and inspect high stress areas of offshore concrete structures using IKU's ROV "Snurre" which was especially equipped. In addition an attempt to clean a steel jacket tubular joint was carried out. High pressure waterjetting was used. Two cleaning methods, using a special designed frame for cleaning of large areas and a manipulator for spot cleaning, were... View full abstract»

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  • EOD Vehicle Conceptual Design Study

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):78 - 85
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    A conceptual design study of a tethered undersea remotely operated vehicle (ROV) has been made for the U.S. Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technology Center. The conceptual design vehicle is designated ROV-EOD. The purpose of the vehicle is to locate, identify and neutralize suspected ordnance on the ocean floor, normally at or near harbors; thus relieving divers of a very difficult and d... View full abstract»

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  • The use of tethered vehicles in oil field applications

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):86 - 91
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    The use of remotely controlled tethered vehicle systems for oil production related tasks has increased dramatically over the past decade. This increase can be traced to two primary forcing functions. First, the advance in robotic technology has made it possible for unmanned remotely controlled systems to perform a variety of tasks which once only a diver could do. Secondly, with the continued adva... View full abstract»

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  • Instrumentation for ocean acoustic tomography

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):92 - 99
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    A test ocean acoustic tomography experiment was conducted in the southern North Atlantic during 1981. Travel time variations of pulse-like signals transmitted between moored acoustic sources and receivers separated by hundreds of kilometers were used to image the intervening sound speed field. Intelligent sources, receivers, mooring positioning monitoring systems and precision time-keeping devices... View full abstract»

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  • Acoustic navigation--New microprocessor generation

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):100 - 105
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    In the past decade need for acoustic navigation systems has increased significantly. A need for flexible field programmable systems exist in oil well head exploration, side scan sonar navigation, array locating system for geomapping, dredging and deep sea mining. This paper describes a new generation of microprocessor-based acoustic signal processing equipment developed to satisfy the above applic... View full abstract»

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  • Acoustic Control System

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):106 - 110
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    This paper describes some features of an acoustic control system. It is designed primarily for acoustic control of blow out preventers and subsea production units. The system is combined with a super short baseline acoustic navigation system. The communication between the central unit and the subsea unit to be controlled is 2-way. The communication from the subsea unit is used for readback of both... View full abstract»

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  • Acoustic telemetry for underwater control

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):111 - 114
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    The need for a wireless, high-security, high-capacity, highly reliable control system for undersea operations increases as the offshore oil industry begins production in deeper waters. Acoustic telemetry provides a practical method of remote subsea control. Through the use of frequency and time diversity, an FSK modulation scheme can provide an acoustic telemetry system capable of operation over l... View full abstract»

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  • Side scan sonars--Comparison with photographic pictures

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):115 - 120
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    The Centre National pour l'Exploitation des Océans (CNEXO - French National Center for Ocean Exploitation) has performed a set of trials with side scan sonars on an artificial lake. This lake was entirely emptied in 1971 and aerial photographs have been taken. So we have reference documents (stereoscopic photo of the bottom and very accurate topographical map) and we can evaluate the sonars b... View full abstract»

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  • Array shape estimation

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):121 - 122
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    A description of a method for the determination of array shape is given in three dimensions using measurements of array heading and depth taken at known points along the array, including the mathematical basis for the method. The applicability of this procedure to the determination of array shape is based on the idealization of the array, containing heading and depth sensors, as some unknown smoot... View full abstract»

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