INTEGRATED NAVIGATION SYSTEM PERFORMANCE IN DEEP OCEAN MINING SURVEYS

L. M. McCloskey, Jr. and D. A. Evans

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Abstract: This paper discusses the development and performance of an integrated navigation system used in deep ocean mining exploration. Few navigation aids are available in the area of operations. A system utilizing the Navy Navigational Satellite system, the Omega Navigation system, an electromagnetic log and gyrocompass for dead reckoning, and an acoustic transponder net was configured for the application. A Kalman Filter was implemented for ease of combining the various sensor inputs in an integrated fashion. Satellite fixes were used as a basis for computing local Omega phase propagation corrections, and for obtaining the geographic locations of the acoustic transponders. Data from several extended cruises are presented to indicate at-sea system performance.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 24, Number 4
Pages: 283 - 294
Cite this article: McCloskey, L. M., Jr.,, Evans, D. A., "INTEGRATED NAVIGATION SYSTEM PERFORMANCE IN DEEP OCEAN MINING SURVEYS", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 24, No. 4, Winter 1977-1978, pp. 283-294.
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