Accession Number:

ADA551501

Title:

Naval Special Warfare Support with REMUS

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA OCEANOGRAPHIC SYSTEMS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The NSW Concept of Operation, which REMUS supports, is based on the use of small semiautonomous vehicles to perform shallow water reconnaissance in support of amphibious landing and hydrographic mapping operations. Missions of this type require the vehicle to be launched and recovered from a small craft, such as a Combat Rubber Raiding Craft to operate in water depths from 3 to 6 meters in the open coastal ocean to navigate itself in a geographic coordinate system and to support sensors which can detect and locate moored or bottom laid mines as well as other obstacles. To successfully complete a shallow water reconnaissance mission, the data collected by a REMUS vehicle must be compiled, forwarded, and made available to the task force commander and the fleet. This information must be forwarded in a timely manner in a format that supports decision-making.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE