Accession Number : ADA180134

Title :   Safety Tests of ADC Mk 3,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER SILVER SPRING MD

Personal Author(s) : Bis,R F ; Barnes,J ; Buchholz,S ; DeBold,F ; Davis,P

PDF Url : ADA180134

Report Date : 15 Jan 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : A technical evaluation and safety analysis have been conducted on an Acoustic Countermeasure ADC Mk 3. The ADC Mk 3 submarine decoy is stored on submarines between the pressure hull and outer hull. In the launch configuration a gas generator (containing a propellant) launches the decoy. However, in the shipping configuration the gas generator is separated from the launch container. The purpose of this report is to describe the results of a test program requested by the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and conducted by the Naval Surface Weapons Center (NSWC). The tests were conducted to determine if the unit is safe to handle, ship, and deploy as configured. An Lithium/Sulfur dioxide battery is used to provide power for an Acoustic Countermeasure ADC Mk 3.

Descriptors :   *ACOUSTIC COUNTERMEASURES, *SAFETY, *SUBMARINES, LAUNCHING, DIOXIDES, ELECTRIC BATTERIES, LITHIUM, SULFUR OXIDES, SAFETY, TEST AND EVALUATION, GAS GENERATING SYSTEMS, CONTAINERS, PRESSURE HULLS, SHIPPING, TEST AND EVALUATION

Subject Categories : Acoustic Countermeasures

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE