Accession Number : ADA115731

Title :   Application of the Sonar Equations to Bistatic Echo-Ranging.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Harvey,Lawrence Michael

PDF Url : ADA115731

Report Date : Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 87

Abstract : The thesis explores the phenomena unique to echo-ranging with a source widely separated from the receiver. In an asset-austere era of antisubmarine warfare, this technique serves as a tactical advantage, particularly in the passive tracking of a submarine. Particular emphasis is placed on the terms of the sonar equation most affected by the bistatic geometry: Reverberation level and target strength. The research is particularly applicable to ongoing NATO and Naval Laboratory work involving the bistatic concept in array design and for use with surface escorts in conjunction with friendly submarines.

Descriptors :   *Bistatic sonar, *Echo ranging, *Antisubmarine warfare, Submarines, Escort ships, Ocean surveillance, Passive systems, Arrays, Sonar, Submarine detection, Mathematical models, Equations, Target strength, Reverberation, Theses

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics
      Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE