Accession Number:

ADD020155

Title:

High Velocity Underwater Jet Weapon

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, Filed 8 Dec 2003

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

2003-12-08

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare
  • Underwater Ordnance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE