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  OWTT-iUSBL  -  2020  -  Oceanus  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Persistent Presence in the Ocean Interior: Developing a Low-power, Autonomous System for Geo-referenced Navigation Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: James C. Kinsey, WHOI Project Institution: WHOI
Project ID: 105163 Version #: 2
Date Submitted: 2/10/2016 5:05:00 PM Created By: James C. Kinsey
Date Last Modified: 1/3/2019 7:12:00 AM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NSF/OCE/OTIC - 1634298 - Funded
Summary of Field Work: This project seeks to design, test, and deploy a one-way travel time ultra-short baseline (OWTT-USBL) navigation system capable of providing accurate positioning at depths up to 6000m while overcoming existing obstacles of immobility, cost, and/or power associated with existing underwater acoustic aiding methods such as LBL and conventional USBL. The project will: a) design and manufacture a novel acoustic array; b) field-test the array with representative attitude sensors.

Field work will have 2 parts:

1) The system will be installed on the Sentry AUV and tested at progressively deeper depths in both "on-bottom" and driving modes. Sentry's USBL system will be used to ground truth our measurements.

2) System will be installed on a glider and deployed for 1 week. LBL transponders will be deployed to provide ground truth.
Summary of Facility Requirements: For field program (1): Sentry AUV and a ship suitable for Sentry ops. Will need high quality USBL at depths up to 5000m so the "large" USBL head will be required (as opposed to the small head installed on Atlantis). Deep CTD profiles will be required for characterizing acoustics. We will need to dangle acoustic transducers over the side and have access to ship's GPS feed.

For field program (2): West coast based ship capable of supporting glider ops. Will need to deploy and survey in LBL transponders. Deep CTD profiles will be required for characterizing acoustics. We will need to dangle acoustic transducers over the side and have access to ship's GPS feed.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1008325 Created By: James C. Kinsey
Date Last Modified: 1/3/2019 7:12:00 AM Date Submitted: 2/10/2016 5:05:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2020 Ship/Facility: Oceanus
Optimum Start Date: 6/1/2020 Dates to Avoid: Need to avoid poor weather off the Northwest Pacific Coast. Summer preferred. Earlier in summer is better as we have another program requiring gliders in Fall 2020.
Earliest Start Date: 6/1/2019 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 9/1/2019 Other Ship(s): No multi-ship operations

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
5 1 1 2 9
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
No Interval:   # of Cruises:  

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: N/A
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:
NE Pacific
Description of Op Area: Off Oregon Coast
Op Area Size/Dia.: ~200
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
45.833333° N / 127° W map
157 map
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45.833333° N / 127° W map
157 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
Newport, OR, USA None Newport, OR, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
Homeport for requested ship. Within 12 hours steam of 1000m water required for glider operations

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: James C. Kinsey, WHOI
# in Science Party 5 # 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 Need to launch and recover UW Seaglider throughout the cruise. While the glider is operating we will have an acoustic transducer over the side. Will also need to launch and recover LBL transponders (science provided) as well as do CTD casts to 1000m. Operations will occur 24/hrs a day so ship technicians should be prepared to support this.
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.

Will need to do CTD casts

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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