Accession Number:

ADA639240

Title:

Passive Control of a Towed Sonar System with Hydrodynamic Lifting Surfaces

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER DIV NEWPORT RI

Report Date:

1997-05-14

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

This paper describes the experimental methodology used to determine and optimize the performance of lifting surface devices which operate in an ill-defined turbulent flow field. The purpose of these devices is to control the aperture of a multiple line towed array sonar system. In addition to the hydrodynamic performance of the lifting surfaces, the deployment and retrieval of the towed array configuration poses a significant technical problem, which is discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE