Document Details


Title:
OPERATION DOMINIC, SHOT SWORD FISH, PROJECT OFFICERS REPORT - PROJECT 1.2, SURFACE PHENOMENA (DELETED)
Author(s):
YOUNG, G A [NAVAL ORDNANCE LABORATORY, WHITE OAK]; PHILLIPS, D E [NAVAL ORDNANCE LABORATORY, WHITE OAK]
Subject Terms:
DOMINIC I OPERATION; SWORDFISH EVENT; UNDERWATER EXPLOSIONS; PHOTOGRAPHS; SHOCK WAVES; SURFACE PROPERTIES; SHIPS; MEASURING METHODS
Document Location:
Location - NNSA/NSO Nuclear Testing Archive Address - P.O. Box 98521 City - Las Vegas State - NV Zip - 89193-8521 Phone - (702)794-5106 Fax - (702)862-4240 Email - CIC@NV.DOE.GOV
Document Type:
REPORT
Publication Date:
1964 Aug 14
Declassification Status:
Sanitized
Document Pages:
0135
Accession Number:
NV0051291
Document Number(s):
POR2001EX
Originating Research Org.:
NAVAL ORDNANCE LABORATORY, WHITE OAK
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
SHOT SWORD FISH WAS AN OPERATIONAL TEST OF THE ASROC ANTISUBMARINE WEA PON SYSTEM. THE GENERAL OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT WERE (1) TO RECORD AND MEASURE THE FORMATION, GROWTH, AND DISSIPATION OF THE VISIBLE SURF ACE PHENOMENA, INCLUDING SLICKS, SPRAY DOMES, PLUMES, FALLOUT, BASE SU RGE, AND FOAM PATCH RESULTING FROM THE UNDERWATER DETONATION OF AN ASR OC WEAPON; (2) TO UTILIZE THE DATA OBTAINED TO ESTIMATE THE ACTUAL DE PTH OF BURST, POSITION OF BURST, YIELD, AND BUBBLE PERIOD; (3) TO DETE RMINE THE LOCATION OF SHIPS AND PLATFORMS IN THE EXPERIMENTAL ARRAY BE FORE, DURING AND AFTER THE TEST; (4) TO PROVIDE SURFACE-PHENOMENA TIME -OF-ARRIVAL DATA AT PLATFORMS AND SHIPS IN THE ARRAY FOR UTILIZATION B Y OTHER PROJECTS; AND (5) TO MAKE THE RESULTS AVAILABLE FOR IMPROVING THE SURFACE-PHENOMENA SCALING AND PREDICTION TECHNIQUES WHICH ARE CURR ENTLY EMPLOYED FOR ESTABLISHING DELIVERY AND LETHAL RANGES FOR FLEET N UCLEAR WEAPONS. IN GENERAL, THERE WAS GOOD AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE OBSE RVED DIMENSIONS OF THE SWORD FISH PHENOMENA AND THE PREDICTIONS.


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