By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications Commission on Physical Sciences, Naval Studies Board, Committee for Undersea Weapons Science and Technology
The division of the army strives to keep up, via its workplace of Naval examine (ONR), a energetic technological know-how and expertise (S&T) software in these components thought of severely very important to U.S. naval superiority within the maritime setting, together with littoral waters and shore areas. In pursuing its S&T investments in such parts, ONR needs to make sure that (1) a strong U.S. examine potential to paintings on long term S&T difficulties in components of curiosity to the dep. of the army and the dep. of safety is continued, (2) an enough provide of latest scientists and engineers in those parts is maintained, and (3) S&T items and procedures essential to make certain destiny superiority in naval conflict are supplied. one of many serious parts for the dep. of the army is undersea weapons.
An evaluation of Undersea guns technology and Technology assesses the overall healthiness of the prevailing military software in undersea guns, evaluates the Navy's study attempt to improve the functions wanted for destiny undersea guns, identifies non-Navy-sponsored study and improvement efforts that may facilitate the improvement of such complex guns features, and makes thoughts to concentration the Navy's examine software in order that it might meet destiny needs.
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5 S&T efforts aimed at developing such a concept should form part of the future undersea weapons program. Low-probability-of-intercept bottom transponders seeded among distributed surveillance arrays also can allow UUVs to navigate freely in that area using occasional time-difference-of-arrival fixes from two or more transponders to update the UUV navigation system. The bottom transponders, each equipped with a cheap Global Positioning System/inertial navigation system (INS), would, as they were deployed, store a fix just before entering the water, and the INS would measure only the drift and drop from deployment until coming to rest on the bottom.
The committee thought this was symptomatic of the narrowness of the evolutionary approach to S&T in the weapons area and suggested that there should be much broader participation by the technical community as well as the application of innovative thinking. The committee is aware that problems related to network-centric warfare are being addressed by other components of ONR, such as those involved in the littoral antisubmarine warfare Future Naval Capability. For example, there should be greater synergy between the ONR UUV program and the torpedo program.
The ONR efforts in quieting technology for current and future torpedoes supports the PMS 404 (undersea weapons program office) multiyear Stealth Torpedo Enhancement Program (STEP). The objective of the ONR torpedo stealth initiative is to reduce the acoustic and nonacoustic signatures of undersea weapons to improve stealth and reduce sensor self-noise. The technology program appears to be appropriately focused in four primary areas: 1. The quieting of machinery-induced noise by use of advanced vibration damping/isolation methods; 2.
An Assessment of Undersea Weapons Science and Technology by National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications Commission on Physical Sciences, Naval Studies Board, Committee for Undersea Weapons Science and Technology
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