Accession Number:

AD0652410

Title:

DATA ANALYSIS - PROJECT NEPTUNE.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ATRONICS CORP PHILADELPHIA PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-06-30

Pagination or Media Count:

112.0

Abstract:

This report is concerned with the analysis of hydroacoustic data, acquired under the code name Project Neptune, by the Atlantic Missile Range from a flight of a P3A aircraft in April 1964. The purpose of the tests was to further our knowledge of the characteristics of deep ocean propagation over great ranges. The tests consisted of three legs wherein the P3A aircraft flew between Bermuda and Recife, Brazil, on the first leg between Recife and Capetown, South Africa on the second leg and between Capetown and Australia on the third leg. During each leg explosive charges were dropped from the P3A on a preassigned time schedule. Recordings of the received signals were made with hydrophones at depths of approximately 4000 feet at Bermuda and at six other stations located along the Bahama Islands between Eleuthera and Barbados. Because of insufficient data from many of the stations in the Bahama chain, the analysis portion of this report is chiefly addressed to the Bermuda results.

Subject Categories:

  • Seismology
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE