Efficient Re-degaussing Technique for a Naval Ship Undergoing a Breakdown in Degaussing Coils Kim, Dong-Wook; Lee, Sang-Kyun; Kang, Byungsu; Cho, Jeonghun; Lee, WooSeok; Yang, Chang-Seob; Chung, Hyun-Ju; Kim, Dong-Hun;
A naval ship equipped with a degaussing system may undergo a breakdown in degaussing coils at sea. In the case, underwater magnetic field around the ship abruptly grows up and it can make the ship be easily exposed to fatal hazards such as magnetic mines or torpedoes. This paper proposes an efficient and practical re-degaussing technique for a ship where a part of degaussing coils is out of order. To achieve this, an analytical design sensitivity formula and approximated degaussing coil field are exploited, and then new optimum currents of available coils are reassessed. To validate the proposed method, a muck-up ship equipped with 14 degaussing coils is tested in scale-down magnetic treatment facilities under three faulty coil conditions.