Mines in the surf zone : a proposed breaching concept
Aylward, Matthew M.
Hughes, Wayne P.
MetadataShow full item record
This thesis addresses the threat that mines in the surf zone (ten foot curve to the high water mark) pose to Operational Maneuver From The Sea. Additionally, problems presented by minefields beginning at the high water mark and extending inland are reviewed. Effectiveness of notional minefields consisting of tilt rod and pressure fused anti-tank mines are modeled as a planar Poisson process. The delivery of the assault echelon (a Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward)) by landing craft is modeled as a simple circular flow process. Three methods for overcoming the minefields are developed and compared using five measures of effectiveness. A decision criteria for breaching a minefield by bulling through is offered. A breaching concept using fuel air explosives and a unique mine rake are presented. The thesis concludes that development of the 'Blast, Rake, Breach' concept should be pursued.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Fambro, Dillard H. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1999-09);The purpose of this thesis is to evaluate the effectiveness of an Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV) as a mine countermeasure in the surf zone and beach zone (sz/bz). In order to show the utility of these approaches, this ...
Weber, Timothy R. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1995-12);Lemmings are autonomous tracked underwater vehicles which utilize a swarming approach to mine detection and neutralization in the very shallow water, surf and beach zones (VSW/SZ/BZ). The Navy and the Marine Corps are in ...
Chu, Peter C.; Ray, Greg; Gefken, Paul; Fleischer, Peter (2006-05);The Navy’s bomb maneuvering model (STRIKE35) predicts the bomb location and trajectory in air and water columns. The Bomb Strike Experiment for Mine Countermeasure Operations, currently sponsored through the Office ...