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  USWTR - APT 2012  -  2012  -  F. G. Walton Smith  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Undersea Warfare Training Range, East Coast, Jacksonville; Acoustic Propagation Tests 2012 Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Philip DeNolfo, NUWC Project Institution: NUWC
Project ID: 103169 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 11/15/2011 8:33:00 AM Created By: Philip DeNolfo
Date Last Modified: 10/9/2012 2:26:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NAVY/NUWC - NONE - Funded
Summary of Field Work: The NUWC NEWPORT, funded by PMA 205 NAVAIR is planning a series of acoustic propagation tests to charqacterize the acoustic properties of a planned test range area off of Jacksonville, FL (JAX). The JAX range will be part of the USWTR.
Summary of Facility Requirements: F.G. Walton Smith to serve as the command control and source tow vessel for the test series. The tests will involve towing a deployed source tow body across the range area and collecting acoustic data, as well as CTD, XBT, and ADCP profiles, to characterize the environment. The 11 day test (including mobilization, transit, and demobilization times) will occur once in March and once in May to identify seasonal variations.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1004972 Created By: Philip DeNolfo
Date Last Modified: 11/15/2011 8:33:00 AM Date Submitted: 11/15/2011 8:33:00 AM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2012 Ship/Facility: F. G. Walton Smith
Optimum Start Date: 3/15/2012 Dates to Avoid:  
Earliest Start Date: 3/1/2012 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 3/31/2012 Other Ship(s): The F.G. Walton Smith would act as the source tow vessel after up to four fishing vessels are anchored around the range area and have deployed receiver untis on the bottom.

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
5 1 1 4 11
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
Yes Interval: 2 months # of Cruises: 2

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: one test in winter period no earlier than 1 march, and one test in late spring/summer time period no later than 31 may
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
These time frames are flexible as long as we can accomplish data collection in two fifferent seasonal periods.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Description of Op Area: The planned area of Phase 1 of the USWTR Range Area 50 to 60 nautical miles off Jacksonville, FL
Op Area Size/Dia.: 200 square nautical mile
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
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
Miami, FL, USA None Miami, FL, 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: Philip DeNolfo, NUWC
# in Science Party 11 # 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 Berthing and messing for up to 11 scientific crew to consist of 1 Test Sponsor; 8 NUWC personnel, (1 Test Conductor, One Test Engineer, 2 Winch /Tow Body, 2 Data Acquisition, and 2 signal processing); and 2 Vessel provided scientific personnel (CTD/ADCP operator and Electronics Tech).
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Selected 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 workSelected 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.

CTD/ADCP/XBT operator and Electronics Techs

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.
NAVY to supply its own tow body, winch, cable, sheave, and lab control systems

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