Accession Number:

ADD020421

Title:

Target System Giving Accuracy and Energy

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, filed 25 Apr 2005

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-04-25

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The invention relates to a target that locates and quantifies the impact of a projectile on a target. This invention more particularly relates to a range and target system for supercavitating underwater projectiles. Until recently, it has not been feasible to shoot bullets underwater. Currently, however, supercavitation drag reduction allows bullets to be fired underwater at velocities sufficiently high to inflict damage on a target. United States Patent No. 5,778,725 discloses a prior art range for testing these underwater supercavitating munitions.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE