2017 Healy Quality Assessment Report

Multibeam System: 

TheUSCGC Healyis equipped with a Kongsberg MaritimeEM122(12kHz)deepwater multibeam echosounderutilizingboth a Seapath 330+ (primary) and Applanix POS/MV(secondary) positioning and attitude referencesystems. This report describes the procedures and results from a review of system geometry, geometric calibrations(‘patch tests’),vessel noise testing, swath accuracy assessment, and swath coverageanalysis conductedduring cruise HE17TA (May 16-20, 2017)off the coast of Washington. These tests were conductedto verify functionality following earlier data collection challenges and shipyard maintenance. Figure 1depicts the operational areas and tracklines for calibration, swath accuracy, and swath coverage datacollection.

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