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  ADOSS  -  2013  -  New Horizon  
  Project Information  
Project Title: MRI: Development of an autonomously deployed deep ocean seismic system. Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey M. Babcock, SIO Project Institution: UCSD
Project ID: 102770 Version #: 2
Date Submitted: 1/24/2011 7:38:00 PM Created By: Jeffrey M. Babcock
Date Last Modified: 9/28/2011 3:55:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/OTIC - 1126272 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: Initial proof of concept will be performed during a 3 day leg on the R/V Gordon Sproul and involve tow body tests using the Liquid Robotics Wave Glider. The tow body will be an empty, ballasted frame to mitigate against risk of tow package loss.

Concurrent to at-sea tow testing, a complete acoustic system test will be performed in the San Diego Trough during this initial 3-day R/V Sproul cruise leg. Wave Glider and OBS sled packages will be deployed independently form the ship, where real-time communication and data transmission quality can be monitored and assessed. Both systems will have the WHOI modem module and transducer mounts. Upon completion of 7-days of on-bottom communication, station keeping, and data acquisition testing, Glider and OBS packages will be retrieved on a separate 1-day R/V Sproul cruise leg and returned to SIO to refine and optimize instrumentation.

Once a final tests and modifications are complete, we propose a 3-month full system ship-deployment test at 4000m (full ocean depth). Using the R/V New Horizon on a 3-day deployment cruise we can access a 4km water depth in less than a day of transit (~170nm offshore San Diego). This location is outside of the protected Southern California Bight, and therefore will provide in-situ testing of open ocean conditions near full ocean depth. This long-term recording test will identify longevity and long-term communication fidelity, as well as give and indication of system robustness, vulnerability to biofouling, and any corrosion issues. Upon the completion of the 3-month test the instruments will be retrieved (R/V New Horizon), completing the ADDOSS POC design
Summary of Facility Requirements: Initial proof of concept could be performed near shore on the R/V Gordon Sproul on an initial 3 day near shore cruise and a follow up 1 day acoustic testing cruise.

Full system testing would require the R/V New Horizon for a 3 day deployment cruise, and a 3 day recovery cruise.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1004269 Created By: Jeffrey M. Babcock
Date Last Modified: 9/28/2011 3:55:00 PM Date Submitted: 1/24/2011 7:38:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2013 Ship/Facility: New Horizon
Optimum Start Date: 7/15/2013 Dates to Avoid:  
Earliest Start Date: 7/1/2013 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 8/1/2013 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
2 0 0 1 3
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
No Interval:   # of Cruises:  

Description of Repeating cruise requirements:
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
San Diego
Description of Op Area: 170 nm offshore San Diego in 4km depth.
Op Area Size/Dia.: 20
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
32.5° N / 120.5° W map
121 map
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32.5° N / 120.5° W map
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Foreign Clearance and Permitting Requirements
Foreign Clearance Required? No Coastal States:
 Important Info on Foreign Research Clearances  

Are you or any member in your science party bringing in any science equipment items which are regulated for export by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)?
No If yes, have you applied for the necessary permits through your export control office? No
 Questions about ITAR/EAR regulations?

Comments about foreign clearance requirements or
description of any other special permitting requirements
(e.g., MMPA, ESA, IHA, Marine Sanctuaries, etc.)
Port Calls
Requested Start Port Intermediate Port(s) Requested End Port
San Diego, CA, USA None San Diego, CA, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Jeffrey M. Babcock, SIO
# in Science Party 9 # of different science teams 1 # Marine Technicians to be
provided by ship operator:
(include in science party total)
Explanation of Science Party Requirements and Technician Requirements
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Unselected Dynamic PositioningUnselected ADCPUnselected MultibeamUnselected Seismic
Unselected Dredging/Coring/Large Dia. Trawl WireUnselected Stern A-frameUnselected Fiber Optic (.681)Unselected 0.680 Coax Wire
Unselected SCUBA DivingUnselected Radioisotope use - briefly describeUnselected NO Radioisotope use/Natural level workUnselected Other Operator Provided Inst. - Describe
0 PI-Provided Vans - briefly describe Unselected MOCNESS  
Explain Instrumentation or Capability
requirements that could affect choice
of ship in scheduling.

Major Ancillary Facilities (that require coordination of schedules with ship schedule)
Unselected Helicopter Ops (USCG)Unselected Twin OtterUnselected Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) 
Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)
Unselected Other AUVUnselected Sentry  
Coring Facility
Unselected Jumbo Piston CoringUnselected Large Gravity Core Unselected MC800 multicorer w/ MISO camera/telemetryUnselected OSU Coring Facility (MARSSAM)
Unselected Other Large Coring FacilityUnselected WHOI Long Core  
Human Occupied Vehicle (HOV)
Unselected AlvinUnselected Clelia (HBOI)Unselected JSL I & II (HBOI)Unselected Other HOV
Other Facility
Unselected MISO Facility - deep-sea imagingUnselected Other FacilityUnselected Potential Fields Pool Equipment 
Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)
Unselected JasonUnselected Other ROV  
Seismic Facility
Unselected Ocean Bottom Seismograph Instrument Center (OBSIC)Unselected Ocean Bottom Seismograph Instrument Pool (OBSIP)Unselected Ocean-Bottom Seismometer Program (UTIG)Unselected Other Seismic/OBS Facility
Unselected PASSCALUnselected Portable MCS groupUnselected Portable MCS/SCS groupUnselected U.S. Geological Survey Ocean Bottom Seismometer Facility (USGS at WHOI)
Towed Underwater Vehicle
Unselected ARGO IIUnselected Hawaii MR1 (HMRG)Unselected IMI12 (HMRG)Unselected IMI120 (HMRG - formerly DSL 120A)
Unselected IMI30 (HMRG)Unselected Other Towed Underwater VehicleUnselected Towfish 
UNOLS Van Pool
Unselected AUV Lab Van #1Unselected Clean Lab VanUnselected Cold Lab VanUnselected General Purpose Lab Van
Unselected Radioisotope Lab VanUnselected Wet Lab Van  
UNOLS Winch Pool
Unselected Mooring SpoolerUnselected Portable WinchUnselected Turn Table 
Explain Major Ancillary Facilities
Requirements and list description
and provider for "other" systems.

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