Accession Number : AD0912485

Title :   Data Processing Programs for Mine Countermeasures Navigation in Operation END SWEEP.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Nov 72-Jun 73,

Corporate Author : NAVAL COASTAL SYSTEMS LAB PANAMA CITY FL

Personal Author(s) : Brunk, D. H.

Report Date : JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : Operation END SWEEP was undertaken to clear mines from the harbor at Haiphong, North Vietnam. The Raydist T hyperbolic radio navigation system was used to provide precise navigation for the mine countermeasures helicopters. Automatic data processing with WANG equipment was used to establish the navigation reference stations, to plot navigation charts and important positions, and to determine navigational accuracy. A library of 10 programs was prepared by the Naval Coastal Systems Laboratory and used in the operational area by Task Force 78. Each program and instructions for its use are described in the report, while program machine code listings are contained in the supplement. The data processing equipment and programs performed very satisfactorily. (Author)

Descriptors :   *RADIO NAVIGATION), (*MINE CLEARANCE, VIETNAM), (*DATA PROCESSING, HYPERBOLIC NAVIGATION, HARBOR DEFENSE SYSTEMS, TRANSMITTER RECEIVERS, POSITION FINDING, PUNCHED TAPE, PLOTTERS, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MAGNETIC TAPE, INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, INSTRUCTION MANUALS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, HELICOPTERS, DETONATIONS, MINEFIELDS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE