Accession Number:

ADA629581

Title:

Environmental Characteristics for EM Techniques in MCM

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS DETACHMENT STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

The long term goal is to develop physics based models that will identify those spatial sediment properties, which result in significant changes andor errors in the parameters of the Navys MCM environmental model. The Navy will be required to respond to regional conflicts throughout the world over the next several decades. The tactical support for these operations within littoral regions will require accurate and timely environmental information. This is especially important for amphibious warfare and associated Mine-Counter Measure MCM efforts. Specifically, mine burial either by impact or sediment transportscour depends strongly on bottom sediment type. Electrical properties, combined with seismo-acoustic properties provide a rapid method to predict sediment characteristics that are related to mine burial and magnetic influence sweeping. Data to optimize the sweep parameters are currently available in very few geographic locations throughout the entire world with little if any data on temporal changes.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare
  • Underwater Ordnance
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE