Accession Number : AD0642877

Title :   EXPENDABLE BATHYTHERMOGRAPH (XBT) SYSTEM EVALUATION FOR TACTICAL SONAR APPLICATION.

Descriptive Note : ASW Sonar Technology rept.

Corporate Author : LITTLE (ARTHUR D) INC CAMBRIDGE MASS

Report Date : AUG 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 90

Abstract : The report summarizes the operational characteristics and capabilities of the surface ship launched expendable bathythermograph (XBT). To test the effectiveness of the new system, a critical examination was made of the accuracy and precision required of environmental ocean measurements for improved sonar range prediction purposes, and those requirements were then compared with the performance of the new XBT system. The analyses used to determine the XBT system performance are reported in detail and are applicable to expendable oceanographic instrumentation in general. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SONAR EQUIPMENT, BATHYTHERMOGRAPHS), (*BATHYTHERMOGRAPHS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), OCEANOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT, SENSITIVITY, SEA WATER, TEMPERATURE, DEPTH FINDING, RELIABILITY, RESOLUTION, COSTS, SOUND RANGING, SALINITY, TURBULENCE, ERRORS

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE