TITLE

Smart Mines and Degaussed Ships: Using All Our Tools

AUTHOR(S)
Holmes, John J.
PUB. DATE
July 2008
SOURCE
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jul2008, Vol. 134 Issue 7, p78
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a balanced approach in planning a naval minefield that can also be effective on degaussed ships. It explains that naval mines activate on the magnetic field signature of a vessel, wherein reducing the signature would decrease its susceptibility to the mines. It is also suggested that the sensitivity level of a mine should be set to match the actuation contour with the possible maximum distance it can inflict damage. Other guidelines are discussed.
ACCESSION #
33293506

 

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