Accession Number:

ADD020414

Title:

Water Entry System

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER DIV NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-09-16

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

The present invention relates to water entry of unmanned underwater vehicles and more specifically to suppression of cavity formation upon entry of such vehicles into the water. Underwater vehicles, such as torpedoes, are generally designed for speed, reliability and stealthy operation. Such vehicles are often introduced into the water by means of a high-speed air launch platform or via an in-air rocket launch system from a surface ship.

Subject Categories:

  • Submarine Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE