MMA Tugboat/ Barge/ Vessel

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Basic Specifications
Facility Name MMA Tugboat/ Barge/ Vessel
Overseeing Organization Maine Maritime Academy
Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Tow Vessel


Depth(m) 15.2
Water Type Saltwater
Cost(per day) Contact POC
Special Physical Features Tug: 73 ft (2)16V-92 Detroits Barge: 43 ft by 230ft Research Vessel Friendship: 40 foot vessel w/ 6 cylinder Cummins diesel engine and A-Frame crane
Towing Capabilities
Towing Capabilities Yes
Maximum Velocity(m/s) 5.1


Wavemaking Capabilities
Wavemaking Capabilities None










Channel/Tunnel/Flume
Channel/Tunnel/Flume None



Wind Capabilities
Wind Capabilities None


Control and Data Acquisition
Description Full onbard Navigation, GPS, marine radar and depth plotter; standard PC onboard can be configured as needed for data acquisition needs


Cameras Yes
Number of Color Cameras 1

Description of Camera Types ROV mounted camera with full topside controls
Available Sensors Velocity
Data Generation Capability
Real-Time No


Other Data Capabilites Multiple general purpose data acquisition computers and hardware available. Labview compatible.
Test Services
Test Services Yes

On-Site fabrication capability/equipment Fully operational boat construction bay on waterfront; fully equipped welding shop with mig, tig, stick, oxy acetylene; fully equipped machine shop with mills, lathes, presses and five axis CNC
Past Pertinent Test Experience Support of Ocean Renewable Power Corporation (ORPC) cross flow turbine testing in Eastport, Maine; development of axial flow test turbine in collaboration with University of Maine; construction of cross flow turbine models
Special Characteristics
Special Characteristics Yes
Types of Co-located facilities Boats, boatshop, welding and machine shops all located on the waterfront; fully operational materials lab and fluids lab on site; campus hotel and conference facilities, computer lab, internet, wireless internet on waterfront.
Specializations, Capabilities, and Key
Facility Attributes Not Covered Elsewhere
Testing, construction and handling of field scale systems. Single and 3-phase grid connection at waterfront; complement of workboats and waterfront staff for support of marine projects.

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