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Icefin configuration

Platform: IceFin
Manufacturer: Georgia Tech Research Institute
Scientific User: Georgia Tech Research Institute

Summary

The vehicle will be deployed vertically from a cable winch through the ice deployment hole to the ocean water underneath. The vehicle will be deployed vertically from a cable winch through the ice deployment hole to the ocean water underneath.

The forward-looking and downward-looking camera  images are sent directly to the surface (through the optical fiber
tether) for human operator viewing. A computer located at the  surface is used to display vehicle state information as well as  the visualization of sonar and video data for use by the human  operators. Both the sidescan sonar and forward-looking sonar  are also sent to the surface directly without any processing to  enable real-time human analysis of the environment structure.

Image and sonar data will be captured and saved at the surface  for future offline analysis. All other sensor information is also  sent to the surface for recording and future offline analysis, in particular the acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) and CT-sensor data used for analysis of the water column. The estimated location of the vehicle is sent to the surface for mapping purposes and to aid in human operation of the vehicle.

Physical Specs

  • Platform: IceFin
  • Body Type: Torpedo
  • Size (LxWxH): 3.00m x 0.23m x 0.23m
  • Body Size (LxWxH): 3.00m x 0.23m x 0.23m
  • Hull Material: Aluminum
  • Weight: 93.90kg
  • Maximum Depth: 1,500.00 m
  • Dynamic Buoyancy: No
  • Self-Righting: Yes
  • Obstacle Avoidance: No
  • Endurance (nominal load): Information not available
  • Manufacturer Website: Link

Primary Missions

  • Seabed Mapping
  • Polar Exploration
  • Photometric Survey

Propulsion System

  • Method: Thrusters
  • DOF: 3
  • Hovering:
  • Nominal Speed: 0.00
  • Maximum Forward Speed: 0.00

Power System

  • Total Capacity: 0 Wh

Launch and Recovery

  • Crane

Sonar

  • Teledyne BlueView P900-90

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