Accession Number:

ADD019207

Title:

Barge Strike Explosive Clearance System

Descriptive Note:

Patent, filed 27 May 97, patented 11 Aug 98

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1998-08-11

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

A barge strike system for clearing an obstacle-filled region of water includes a floating barge having at least one hollow region defined therein. The barge is equipped to move under its own power to the obstacle-filled region at various speeds, including speeds in excess of minimum planing speed. Explosive material is contained in the barges hollow region s. A plurality of detonators are coupled to a top surface of the explosive material and are initiated to generate a coalesced planar wave downward through the explosive material.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE