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Summary for Field Activity Number 1987-003-FA

Alternate Leg ID: 87-2

Area of Operations: Jamaica, Puerto Rico, United States, Eastern Caribbean Sea, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: January 21, 1987 to January 29, 1987

Objectives: Extensive testing of new navigation sonar equipment.

Type of Activity:

Information to be derived: Navigation sonar tests

Summary: The Caufield towed correlation sonar fish was deployed periodically in transit in various water depths and data was collected for post-cruise processing and evaluation. The Magnavox 610 Doppler Sonar operated continuously; comparisons to Starfix were collected and evaluated. The General Electric 810 Correlation Sonar was tested for a day and a half in up to 3000 m of water and compared to Starfix and Magnavox 610 for evaluation.

USGS Project Number: DMA GRAV

Contact: Barry Irwin (

InfoBank: uses the identifier S-2-87-CB. Visit this site for more information.

Map for Area of Operations :

Map of field activity boundary.

Platform Info:
photo of STARELLA

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