High Velocity Underwater Jet Weapon
Patent application, Filed 8 Dec 2003
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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An assembly, a system and a method of use for producing a pulsed jet used to carry a high velocity jet of fluid through water. The energy of this jet is to be used as a weapon against undersea targets. The assembly includes a pressure chamber, a manifold, and a nozzle. In use, the pressure chamber is filled with fluid and a pressure is generated within the chamber by injecting and igniting fuel adjacent the fluid thereby forcing the fluid out the nozzle. The forced fluid is directed to create a high velocity jet of fluid. The fuel can be ignited repeatedly to produce follow-on jets, each impacting the preceding high velocity jet.
- Fluid Mechanics
- Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare
- Underwater Ordnance