Accession Number : ADA293365
Title : FDS-D Wet-End Survivability Post Test Analysis.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb 91-Sep 94,
Corporate Author : NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING SERVICE CENTER PORT HUENEME CA
Personal Author(s) : Warren, David ; Kaska, Kathy ; Stevens, Carl ; Wicklund, David
PDF Url : ADA293365
Report Date : MAR 1995
Pagination or Media Count : 105
Abstract : The Fixed Distributed System - Deployable (FDS-D) Underwater Segment (UWS) was deployed in the Mediterranean Sea between 5 May and 8 September 1994. UWS survivability was demonstrated in depths ranging from 370 feet to 11,500 feet over a length of 500 nautical miles. The FDS-D UWS was exposed to survivability threats from fishing and the harsh marine environment. Although faults occurred as a result of these threats, contingency plans allowed operations to continue, and FDS-D successfully gathered acoustic data throughout the planned operations. FDS-D demonstrated the viability of cabled systems for rapidly deployable undersea surveillance in high threat, shallow water, littoral zones. The experience gained from FDS-D has enhanced understanding of cable survivability. This experience will benefit both FDS and future cabled systems. This document addresses survivability of the FDS-D UWS. (MM)
Descriptors : *UNDERWATER CABLES, *UNDERSEA SURVEILLANCE, *ACOUSTIC SURVEILLANCE, SURVIVABILITY, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, DEPTH, SHALLOW WATER, COMMERCIAL FISHING, MEDITERRANEAN SEA, BOATS, UNDERWATER ACOUSTICS, ACOUSTIC DATA, SEA WATER CORROSION, TOWED BODIES.
Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
Acoustic Detection and Detectors
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE