Technical report on experimenting with SeaSoar improvements
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The original hydraulic system controlling the SeaSoar owned by Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen having been completely out of order, it has been totally replaced by an electric device controlling a lead screw to action the wings. In order to keep space for scientific equipment, an additional underwater bottle hosting the electronics has been place below the hull. Information from additional sensors as well as onboard instrumentation is available in real time on deck by two computers. One is used for controlling the SeaSoar and the other for data acquisition. A dedicated Labview application is running on the former computer to control the vertical position of the SeaSoar. Ship’s navigation and bottom depth from echo sounder are supported. Due to project interruption, the system requires further calibrations and adjustments for being fully operating.