Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Cruise Planning Synopsis


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AT40-01: Alvin/Sentry Engineering

Ship

R/V Atlantis

Vehicles

AUV Sentry, HOV Alvin

Cruise Party

Bruce Strickrott: Chief Scientist, Principal Investigator
Organization Name USA
+1 508 289 4831
strickrott@whoi.edu

Departure: Apr 28, 2018

Woods Hole

Arrival: May 8, 2018

St George, Bermuda

Operations Area

Northeast US continental slope, Bermuda operations areas
Lat/Lon:
Depth Range: min / max (m)
Will the vessel be operating within 200 NM of a foreign country? Burmuda
Are visas or special travel documents required? no

Science Objectives

Principal objectives for the Alvin dive program are as follows: 1) perform vehicle testing and trials of DSV Alvin and associated support systems (LARS, USBL, Communications, science gear, etc) after the long non-operational period, will include progressive dive depth increases with a dive to Alvin max depth (4500 m)  2) perform directed training of existing and new personnel to advance technical and operational readiness and advancement toward DSV pilot certification 3) perform on-going new systems integration and engineering tests (thrusters, acoustic modem, video improvements, in-hull computer upgrades and other systems) 4) perform in-water tests of the Operations Vehicle 5) perform joint vehicle operations (Alvin & SENTRY) and as possible concurrent vehicle operations 6) ensure readiness for the follow on Mark Kurz scienctific diving series 7) as possible obtain footage and media for use in the on going vehicle outreach efforts  8) execute the opportunity to include NSF/ONR/WHOI participation on the cruise as possible and practical

Science Activities

no official science objectives are associated with the Alvin efforts - no sampling or equipment placement planned

Additional Info

Pre-cruise Planning Meeting: Visit WHOI
Media personnel on board: Video, Writer, possible NPR participation (TBD)
Cruise plan is awaiting possible participation by a private IMAX film maker. We are also considering WHOI/AIVL participation (Lu Lamar), communications (Ken Kostel) and the potential to bring a WCAI representative/correspondent along

Stations:

Supporting documentation:

Funding

Funding Agency: NSF
Grant or contract number: xxx
Funding Agency: ONR/NAVY
Grant or contract number: xxx

Scientific Instrumentation for R/V Atlantis

Other Science Vans:

Shipboard Equipment

Sippican XBT System (Mark 21)
Transponder Navigation - Sonardyne USBL
Navigation - Heading
Multibeam
Navigation - Position

Shipboard Communication

Basic Internet access via HiSeasNet

Critical CTD Sensors

Storage Notes:

Navigation

Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? no
How many nets? null
How many tansponders? null
Will you be using Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation?no

Navigation

USBL
Navigation Notes: Sentry Requires use of the Ranger USBL system.  Integration with the recently installed Ranger2 system should be discussed during the pre-cruise meeting.

Alvin requests basic multibeam maps of the dive areas as possible/practical

Winches

Trawl Winch with .681 fiber optic
Winch Notes: OV will use 0.681" winch for testing and trials

Wire use and application

Trawl Winch with .681 fiber optic
Winch Notes: OV operations with 0.681" F0 cable and new Alvin slip-ring

Standard Oceanographic Cables

Slip ring required? no
Non-standard wire required? no
Traction winch required? no
Science Van 1
Type/size: 20' Container Location: Main Deck port side aft
Water: No Power:480v
Science Van 2
Type/size: 20' Container Location: Any available space
Water: NO Power:NO

Specialized Deck Equipment

Mooring Deployment/Recovery Equipment Required: no Type: 
Cruise Specific Science Winch Required: no Type: 
Nets Required: no Type: 

Over the Side Equipment

Will you be bringing any equipment (winches, blocks, etc.) that lowers instruments over the side? no

Special Requirements

Elecrical Power: yes Identify 480v AC feed for Sentry container.
Equipment Handling: no Identify: 
Inter/intraship Communications: no Identify: 
Science Stowage: no Identify: 
Water: no Identify: 

Additional Cruise Items/Activities

Explosive Devices:no Portable Air Compressors:no Flammable Gases:no Small Boat Operations:yes SCUBA Diving Operations:no

Hazardous Material

Will hazardous material be utilized?noDescribe deployment method and quantity:

Radioactive Material

Radioiosotopes:no

Additional Information

Is night time work anticipated on this cruise?yesSpecialized tech support (Seabeam, coring, other):
Sentry is expected to dive during the night while Alvin is out of the water.  Operations are expected to take place at any point during the night and an extra Bosun is requested for Sentry Launch and Recovery operations from 18:00 through 07:00 on the following day.  Due to additional Sentry personell, Sentry can fulfill tag line and tugger operations.  If the AB on watch can operate the crane, we should only need a bosun that can work a night shift.Other required equipment and special needs:
possible use of an ALvin elevator for OV testing and possible camera work (as possible/practical with prioritized ALVIN and SENTRY operations)

Scientific Instrumentation for HOV Alvin



Current Chart(s):

What type of samples do you expect to collect?No samples .. we will test gear on the basket but nothing for actual sampling null

Site Survey

Will you provide detailed charts of the work area(s)?no
If no, willl you need R/V Atlantis to generate maps of the work area(s)?no
Will you need post-dive maps of the work area generated?no

Navigation

Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? no
How many nets? null
How many tansponders? null
Will you be using Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation for other than Alvin operations?no

Elevators

Will you be using elevators to transport samples to the surface?no
If yes, how many would you anticipate?

Science Supplied Equipment

Are you supplying equipment to be used on HOV Alvin no
Has this equipment been used on Alvin before? no
Please give a brief description of the equipment, its intended purpose, the cruise # it was last used on if any and its deployment method.
Does this equipment use an external pressure housing? no
Has the pressure housing been tested per Alvin Pressure Test requirements? no
Pressure housing schematic with dimensions and include air and water weights.
Air weight of this equipment?
Water weight of this equipment?
Does the equipment require a power interface from Alvin? no
Voltage required
Power required
Data Interface
Does the equipment meet the electrical requirements of the Alvin User Manual? no
Please provide power and comms specifics, wiring diagram, pinout, and wiring harness in advance of the cruise.
Does this equipment require hydraulic inputs from the vehicle? no
Hydraulic schematic of the equipment requirements.
Does this equipment require manipulation? no
If yes, please describe how the equipment is to be manipulated:
Will this equipment be deployed off the vehicle? no
If yes, please describe how the equipment is intended for deployment:
If yes, will the equipment be disconnected from the vehicle and left in situ? no
How long will the deployment be?
Will the equipment be recovered by the same vehicle? no
Do you intend to recover any other previously deployed equipment? no
If yes, please describe this equipment:
Does this equipment use any glass spheres for either buoyancy or as pressure housings? no
Does the equipment have an associated computer or control panel for remote operation from the personnel sphere? no
Has the computer or control panel been gas tested for use in the personnel sphere? no

Hazardous Material

Will hazardous material be utilized?no
Describe deployment method and quantity:

Additional Information

Brief operations description or comments:
Navy Clearance:
Granted 04/13/2018:
Within 10 NM radius of 39-48N 069-36W during period 280000Q thru 302400Q APR 18
Within 30 NM radius of 32-37N 064-33W during period 300000Q APR thru 082400Q MAY 18

Scientific Instrumentation for AUV Sentry



Current Chart(s):

What type of samples do you expect to collect?Engineering Data with the normal science suite.

Site Survey

Will you provide detailed charts of the work area(s)?yes
If no, willl you need R/V Atlantis to generate maps of the work area(s)?no
Will you need post-dive maps of the work area generated?no

Navigation

Will you be using Long Base Line (LBL) navigation? no
How many nets? null
How many tansponders? null
Will you be using Ultra-short baseline (USBL) navigation?no
Will you be using Doppler/GPS navigation? no

Science Supplied Equipment

Are you supplying equipment to be used on HOV AbeSentry no
Has this equipment been used on AbeSentry before? no
Please give a brief description of the equipment, its intended purpose, the cruise # it was last used on if any and its deployment method.
Does this equipment use an external pressure housing? no
Has the pressure case been tested to the anticipated depth of deployment?& no
Pressure housing schematic with dimensions and include air and water weights.
Air weight of this equipment?
Water weight of this equipment?
Does the equipment require data or a power interface from the vehicle? no
Does the equipment meet the electrical requirements of the Sentry User Manual? no

Additional Information

Brief operations description or comments:
1. Sentry will use Alvin SP23 transducer for LBL comms.  Whichever transducer isnt working correctly
2. Sentry will plan to use and tie into uModem on ship
3. Sentry personell will occupy hydrolab - port aft lab
4. Access to 'Alvin Net' in Hydro lab to access USBL system
5.  Main Deck container requires 480v AC power, typically using supply connector by hydroboom controlls on main deck

Checklist & Notes

Checklist

U.S. Customs Form: no
Diplomatic Clearance: no
Date Submitted:
Date Approved:
Agent Information:
Countries:
Notes:
Isotope Use Approval: no
Isotope Notes:
SCUBA Diving: no

Checklist

SSSG Tech: