Submarine satellites: Speculation in ocean technology and conservation

Robin M. Dunbar

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The author details possible requirements for extensive ocean environmental monitoring over the next decade, and proposes a submarine satellite system that could be utilized to good effect in these and other international ocean programs. The concept of station-keeping or drifting autonomous underwater vehicles, communicating with one another over deep sound channel paths is described, together with the associated mid-water to surface vessel and mid-water to ocean floor sensor package acoustic links. Comments are made on the vehicle, navigation and position-keeping, and communication techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOcean Technologies and Opportunities in the Pacific for the 90's
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1991
EventProceedings of Oceans '91 - Honolulu, HI, USA
Duration: 1 Oct 19913 Oct 1991


ConferenceProceedings of Oceans '91
CityHonolulu, HI, USA


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