Accession Number:

ADA551678

Title:

Surf Zone Technology Standoff Delivery

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

COASTAL SYSTEMS STATION PANAMA CITY FL

Report Date:

1998-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The long-term goals are to define, analyze, and develop technologies associated with the accuracy of delivery and verticality at impact for long, standoff delivery of bombs or other ordnance for clearing obstacles in the surf zone, beach zone, and craft landing zone. Additionally, these breaching systems need to be cost effective, delivered from over the horizon, and be utilized in-stride with a Marine Expeditionary Force amphibious assault. This fiscal year, one of the objectives is to determine the ingress accuracy of a glide bomb under ideal and various weather and electronic jamming conditions. This information will help define the basket for a terminal guidance seeker. This basket represents an area in the sky where a glide bomb must fly to, in order for the seeker to be within parameters to guide to the target. There are two candidate systems, Leigh Aerosystems LongShotTrademark wing kit and the Joint Direct Attack Munition JDAM. LongShotTrademark will be used as the baseline representative because JDAM currently does not have the desired range however, JDAM is capable of achieving a vertical impact. A second objective is to identify and describe various stations keeping methods to control a swarm of bombs, using LongShottrademark. Finally, the third objective is to determine the feasibility of using biomimetic algorithms for multispectral imaging seekers.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE