Tail separation and surface impacts on the underwater trajectory of the JDAM
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 counter measure technologies that fulfill this criteria - the use of the Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) to clear a minefield. Our experimental modeling study strongly suggest high efficiency of the JABS for mine clearance in the very shallow water (depth less that 12.2 m).