Hydrodynamic modeling of towed buoyant submarine antenna's in multidirectional seas
Geiger, Sam R.
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A finite difference computer model is developed to simulate the exposure statistics of a radio frequency buoyant antenna as it is towed in a three-dimensional random seaway. The model allows the user to prescribe antenna properties (length, diameter, density, etc.), sea conditions (significant wave height, development of sea), tow angle, and tow speed. The model then simulates the antenna-sea interaction for the desired duration to collect statistics relating to antenna performance. The model provides design engineers with a tool to predict antenna performance trends, and to conduct design tradeoff studies. The floating antenna envisioned is for use by a submarine operating at modest speed and depth.
Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution September 2000
Suggested CitationThesis: Geiger, Sam R., "Hydrodynamic modeling of towed buoyant submarine antenna's in multidirectional seas", 2000-09, DOI:10.1575/1912/4168, https://hdl.handle.net/1912/4168
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