As submarine operations increasingly move into coastal waters, the risk of submarine close encounters increases, as does the vulnerability of the platform to advanced threat weapons systems. A hard-kill terminal defense system would provide an effective response against these close-in threats. This system must detect. classify and localize a potential threat. aim an underwater gun, and launch a very high-speed projectile towards a target to neutralize it. To deliver enough kinetic energy to the target without enormous parasitic drag requires unconventional methods -- supercavitation technology.
NUWC Supercavitating High Speed Bodies Test Range: Description and Test Results
Hrubes, J. Dana, Henoch, Charles W., Kirschner, Ivan N., Curtis, Clifford M., and Pierre J. Corriveau "NUWC Supercavitating High Speed Bodies Test Range: Description and Test Results." Paper presented at the SNAME 25th American Towing Tank Conference, Iowa City, Iowa, USA, October 1998. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/ATTC-1998-020
Download citation file: