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
      Military Intelligence
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE