Accession Number:

ADA383464

Title:

Hydrodynamic Modeling of Towed Buoyant Submarine Antenna's in Multidirectional Seas

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF OCEAN ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

101.0

Abstract:

A finite difference computer model is developed to simulate the exposure statistics of a radio frequency buoyant antenna as it is towed in a three-dimensional random seaway. The model allows the user to prescribe antenna properties length, diameter, density, etc., sea conditions significant wave height, development of sea, tow angle, and tow speed. The model then simulates the antenna-sea interaction for the desired duration to collect statistics relating to antenna performance. The model provides design engineers with a tool to predict antenna performance trends, and to conduct design tradeoff studies. The floating antenna envisioned is for use by a submarine operating at modest speed and depth.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Operations Research
  • Submarine Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE