Hydrodynamic modeling of towed buoyant submarine antenna's [sic] in multidirectional seas
Author(s)Geiger, Sam R. (Sam Rayburn), 1971-
Joint Program in Oceanographic Engineering.
Jerome H. Milgram.
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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.
Thesis (S.M.)--Joint Program in Oceanographic Engineering (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Ocean Engineering, and the and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution), 2000.Includes bibliographical references (p. 100-101).
DepartmentWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution; Joint Program in Oceanographic Engineering; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Ocean Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ocean Engineering., Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution., Joint Program in Oceanographic Engineering.