Tail Separation and Surface Impact Effects on the Underwater Trajectory of the JDAM / 2004
Chu, Peter C.
Bushnell, Jillene M.
Watson, Kennard P.
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The Navy is in need of an organic, inexpensive, swift method to neutralize or sweep waterborne mines. This paper presents an alternative to current mine countermeasure technologies that fulfill this criteria - the use of the Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) to clear a minefield. Our experimental and modeling study strongly suggest high efficiency of the JABS for mine clearance in the very shallow water (depth less than 12.2 m).
9th International Symposium on Technology and Mine Problem, NPS, Monterey California, USA, 17-20 May 2010
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