Kilo Moana

Vessel Information
TypeResearch Vessel
OperatorUniversity of Hawaii at Manoa
FlagUSA
MMSI369565000
Sonar System InformationKongsberg EM122
(12 kHz, 150°, 1x1° beams)
Kongsberg EM710
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Technical Reports

  • 2021 Kilo Moana QAT – EM122 and EM710

    Cruise ID: KM2104B Multibeam System: EM122/EM710Dates: May 14-15, 2021 The University of Hawaii’s UNOLS vessel R/V Kilo Moana (KM) is equipped with Kongsberg Maritime EM122 and EM710 multibeam echosounders and an Applanix POS MV-320 v5 Ocean Master positioning / attitude system.The Multibeam Advisory Committee (MAC) was asked to assist with Quality Assurance Testing (QAT) of […]

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  • 2020 Kilo Moana EM122/EM710 QAT

    Cruise ID: KM2008B Multibeam System: EM122/EM710 Dates: July 28, 2020 The University of Hawaii’s UNOLS vessel R/V Kilo Moana(KM) is equipped with Kongsberg Maritime EM122 and EM710 multibeam echosounders and an ApplanixPOS MV-320 v5 Ocean Master positioning / attitude system The Multibeam Advisory Committee (MAC) was asked to assist with Quality Assurance Testing (QAT) of […]

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  • 2012 Kilo Moana Sea Acceptance Report

    Cruise ID: KM1212 Multibeam System: EM122/EM710 Dates: June 21-24, 2012 The EM122 and EM710 systems both appear to be configured correctly and, for the most part, adequately calibrated. Small MRU roll alignment residuals do exist and it is recommended that these be confirmed as soon as possible through acquisition of a pair of reciprocal survey […]

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  • 2015 Kilo Moana Acoustic Test Report

    Vessel: R/V Kilo MoanaMultibeam System: EM122 Dates: August, 2015 The EM 122 receive array had a bad preamplifier board that was causing the entire array to have higher noise levels and to exhibit non-uniform distribution of noise characteristics. The EM 122 receive array module 6 was out of phase with the rest of the sonar […]

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  • 2012 Kilo Moana Quality Assurance Report

    Cruise ID: KM1204 Multibeam System: EM122/EM710 Dates: March 13-22, 2012 The point of the QAT visit was to help the host institution in developing protocols and practices that are conducive to the acquisition of high quality multibeam data. Even with a finely tuned and calibrated survey system, it is still possible to collect poor quality […]

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  • 2017 Kilo Moana Quality Assessment Visit

    Cruise ID: KM1711 Multibeam System: EM122 Dates: July 24-26, 2017 During the late fall of 2016 and spring of 2017 the University of Hawaii’s Ocean Technology Group (OTG) submitted bathymetric data, screen shots (Figure 1), and built in self-test (BIST) data to the Multibeam Advisory Committee (MAC) and to Gates Acoustic documenting pervasive noise which […]

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  • 2015 Kilo Moana EM122 MBES Review

    Cruise ID: KM1514 Multibeam System: EM122Dates: August 9-13, 2015 The R/V Kilo Moana undertook an engineering shakedown leg (KM1514) in order to assess acoustic noise issues documented during the KM1505 Quality Assessment Visit (QAT) conducted by the Multibeam Advisory Committee (MAC) in April, 2015 and documented in that report (see R/V Kilo Moana, EM122 and […]

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  • 2012 Kilo Moana Acoustic Test Report

    Vessel: R/V Kilo MoanaMultibeam System: EM122Dates: 2012 KILO MOANA’s acoustic signature was higher than previous acoustical data due to electronic noise interference. The levels in the EM 122 sonar operational frequency of 12 kHz were also higher than historic data. A significant problem was noted with numerous elements of the EM 122 sonar array that […]

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  • 2010 Kilo Moana Acoustic Test Report

    Vessel: R/V Kilo Moana Multibeam System: EM122Dates: September 2010 KILO MOANA’s acoustic signature was comparable to previous acoustical data with one noted exception. The levels in the EM 122 sonar operational frequency of 12 kHz were similar to historic data. A new problem was discovered that was associated with engine and switching room air handler […]

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