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Abstract

During the last two years, work has been underway on the use of satellite communications for the transmission of data from instrumentation placed in the ocean bed. The set up of the transmission link has required the development of several new systems. These include an underwater vehicle capable of successfully emplacing instrument packages within deep ocean sediment formations, a transmitter-receiver system whose characteristics are such as to be able to send acoustic signals through both 50 meters of sediments and a 6 km water column, sensors which will give information on sediment characteristics, and a satellite communications system for the automatic quasi-real time relay of data from the emplaced instrumentation to the laboratory in Ispra.

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Authors: MURRAY C N, JRC-ISPRA;BUILDING RESEARCH ESTAB., GARSTON, UK;WEYDERT M, JRC-ISPRA;BUILDING RESEARCH ESTAB., GARSTON, UK;FREEMAN T J JRC-ISPRA, JRC-ISPRA;BUILDING RESEARCH ESTAB., GARSTON, UK;BUILDING RESEARCH ESTAB., GARSTON, UK, JRC-ISPRA;BUILDING RESEARCH ESTAB., GARSTON, UK
Bibliographic Reference: OCEANOLOGY INTERNATIONAL '88, BRIGHTON/UK, MARCH 8-11, 1988, AVAILABILITY: CEC-LUXEMBOURG, DG-XIII/A2, POB 1907, MENTIONING PAPER ORA 33850 E
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Record Number: 1989126094400 / Last updated on: 1989-05-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en
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