Mr. Dale Chayes
Earth Institute Contact: Mr. Dale Chayes
Locations: Arctic Ocean
The US Coast Guard Cutter HEALY is designed to conduct a wide range of research activities, providing more than 4,200 square feet of scientific laboratory space, numerous electronic sensor systems, oceanographic winches, and accommodations for up to 50 scientists. HEALY is designed to break 4 ½ feet of ice continuously at three knots and can operate in temperatures as low as -50 degrees F. The science community provided invaluable input on lab lay-outs and science capabilities during design and construction of the ship. At a time when scientific interest in the Arctic Ocean basin is intensifying, HEALY substantially enhances the United States Arctic research capability.
This project is to install a high quality heading, attitude and positioning system on the US Coast Guard Cutter Healy, namely the POS/MV-320 manufactured by Applanix (now part of Trimble). The system will be integrated into the vessel's existing data systems while preserving flexibility to allow the system to support future data systems, implement interfaces and add a real-time data display system for monitoring and controlling the attitude and heading system. The intention is to be able to do the installation at the end of the maintenance period in late spring, prior to sea trials for the '04. The POS/MV and navigation system will be evaluated during the post maintenance sea-trials and on the transit prior to the funded science cruises.
Cross Cutting Themes:
Climate and Society
National Science Foundation