Accession Number : AD0531815

Title :   Methodology for the At-Sea Evaluation of Alternative Sonar Tracking Systems,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP GROTON CONN ELECTRIC BOAT DIV

Personal Author(s) : Billing,C. B. ; Ueberschaer,M. H.

Report Date : 15 OCT 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 107

Abstract : A methodology through which an at-sea test for the comparative evaluation of the acoustic tracking systems available through the use of the AN/BQS-13 (DNA) sonar system and the Post-launch Interference Cancellation (PIC) Tracking System may be undertaken is presented in this report. Examined in detail are all the major factors concerned with a special at-sea evaluation of these tracking systems including the best design procedures, the comparative analysis techniques, and the parametric variations (including operational conditions). (Author)

Descriptors :   (*Passive sonar, *Underwater tracking), Acoustic detection, Sonar arrays, Target acquisition, Target detection, Fire control systems, Submarines, Degradation, Nuclear powered ships, Underwater sound, Sound transmission, Interference, Sonar signals, Digital computers, Signal to noise ratio, Broadband, Phase shift, Narrowband

Subject Categories : Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE