Accession Number : AD0324561

Title :   The Magnebouy: A Classification Probe.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Hiller, A. J. ; Flato, M.

Report Date : JUL 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : Magnebuoy work from the period of the feasibility test to the final tests is summarized. The magnebuoy has been demonstrated to be a successful short-range classification probe. The magnebuoy, when dropped within 150 yards of a submarine, will show an anomaly 100 percent of the time. This anomaly corresponds to a change in the earth's magnetic field of 10 gammas or more. The capability of the magnebuoy as a short-range classification probe for surfaceship use was successfuly demonstrated by 40 approaches of the USS ROBINSON (EDE 220) on a slow creeper submarine which was tracked by sonar and a simple maneuvering board plot. Of these 40 launchings, the magnebuoy operated successfully 35 times, obtaining 35 submarine anomalies. Air launchings were also successfully demonstrated and indicate the potential of the magnebuoy when used with a target-localizing system such as Loreli. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ANTISUBMARINE WARFARE, *HYDROGEN, *MAGNETOMETERS, *NUCLEAR MAGNETIC MOMENTS, *NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE, BUOYS, DETECTION, GYROSCOPES, IDENTIFICATION, KEROSENE, MAGNETIC FIELDS, NUCLEAR MOMENTS, SUBMARINES, TARGET RECOGNITION, GEOMAGNETISM

Subject Categories : Submarine Engineering
      Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare
      Magnetic & Electric Fld Detection & Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE