About this project
Risks and challenges
Our goal is to complete the aerial gradiometer survey before we arrive in Newfoundland July 17th so we can investigate all targets uncovered by the survey. Weather is a risk that could affect both the aerial survey and the target investigation with sonar and camera. Bad weather days are built into the expedition plan, and the trip is planned for the calmest time of year in the North Atlantic.
The search utilizes high tech equipment. We expect it to keep operating as it has for many years, but equipment malfunction is a risk. We will have two side scan sonar systems and two drop-down cameras on hand.
The detection of man-made steel objects using magnetic data depends on several factors including the mass of steel, the depth of the water, the elevation of the plane and the angle to the target. Every effort has been made to select the proper search parameters for U-656. The search will cover 100 square miles with flight lines 400m apart. The gradiometer configuration will be used to improve detection capability.
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