An acoustic-instrumented mine for studying subsequent burial

Bradley, J.; Griffin, S.; Thiele, M.; Richardson, M. D.; Thorne, P. D. ORCID: 2007 An acoustic-instrumented mine for studying subsequent burial. IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 32 (1). 64-77.

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The U.S. Navy is supporting the research to develop and validate stochastic, time-dependent, mine burial prediction models to aid the tactical decision making process. This research requires continuous monitoring of both mine behavior during burial, and the near-field processes responsible for burial. A new instrumented mine has been developed that far exceeds the capabilities of the earlier optically instrumented mine in terms of the burial processes that can be measured. The acoustic-instrumented mine (AIM) utilizes acoustic transducers to measure burial and scour, localized flow rates, and sediment size and concentration in the water column. The AIM also includes sensors for measuring mine orientation and movement, as well as oceanographic information such as significant waveheights, wave period, and water temperature. Four AIMs were constructed and deployed during the Indian Rocks Beach (IRB, FL) and Martha's Vineyard Coastal Observatory (MVCO, Edgartown, MA) mine burial experiments. The results from the field experiments have proven that the sensor suite is viable in providing a wealth of data that are critical in understanding and modeling the complex subsequent burial process

Item Type: Publication - Article
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Programmes: Oceans 2025 > Shelf and coastal processes
ISSN: 0364-9059
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Special issue "Mine Burial Prediction" Bradley J., Griffin, S. and Thiele, M. Omni Technol Inc., New Orleans, LA 70124 USA Richardson, M. D. US Naval Res Lab, Marine Geosci Div, Stennis Space Ctr, MS 39529 USA
NORA Subject Terms: Marine Sciences
Date made live: 13 Oct 2008 13:46 +0 (UTC)

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