Ship Design

Current Science Mission Requirements

Key performance parameters, operational characteristics, and other threshold requirements for the ARV project can be found here.

Science Mission Requirements (PDF)   Science Mission Requirements


Placemat

The ARV Preliminary Design Placemat is a draft summary of vessel design characteristics and specific features of the ARV. It lists overall hull dimensions, installed propulsion power, tank capacities, and certain equipment.

Design placemat for the new Antarctic Research Vessel

Design placemat of the new Antarctic Research Vessel

NSF, Leidos Inc.

Download the ARV Design Placemat


General Arrangements

The general arrangement drawings depict the draft vessel layout at each deck level and includes a representation of every space onboard. This drawing shows the functional relationships between spaces and that the allocation of deck areas and volumes for each space meets the vessel's operational needs.

Outboard Profile of the new Antarctic Research Vessel

Outboard Profile of the new Antarctic Research Vessel

Gibbs and Cox, Leidos Inc.

ARV General Arrangement Design Review


Size Comparison Outline

The figure below displays the size of the new Antarctic Research Vessel compared with similar vessels.

Figure displays the size of the new Antarctic Research Vessel compared with similar vessels.

Size Comparison of the new Antarctic Research Vessel

NSF, illustrated by Glosten Associates Inc.

Design Spiral

Where Are We Now?

The figure below displays the Design Spiral for the Antarctic Research Vessel.

Design spiral for antarctic research vessel

Design Spiral for the Antarctic Research Vessel

NSF