Accession Number : ADA289557

Title :   Target Motion Analysis From A Diesel Submarine's Perspective.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Coll, Pedro F.

PDF Url : ADA289557

Report Date : SEP 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : The subject of this thesis is diesel submarine tactics for performing an effective Bearing-only Target Motion Analysis while approaching a surface target, given the submarine's limited speed and battery endurance. The research is conducted through a Monte Carlo simulation. Each replication simulates a submarine's approach, attack and eventual torpedo release, to determine the success or failure of the attack. The number of successful attacks in every replication is a measure of effectiveness of the particular tactics employed. The simulation shows that a modern diesel submarine is capable of conducting a Bearing-only TMA while at the same time approaching a surface target.

Descriptors :   *WEAPON SYSTEM EFFECTIVENESS, *SURFACE TARGETS, *TORPEDO ATTACK, *ATTACK SUBMARINES, *TORPEDO DATA COMPUTERS, *ANTISHIP WARFARE, VELOCITY, MEASUREMENT, TORPEDOES, FAILURE, MOTION, THESES, MONTE CARLO METHOD, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, BEARINGS, MILITARY TACTICS, DIESEL ENGINES.

Subject Categories : Underwater and Marine Navigation and Guidance
      Target Direction, Range and Position Finding

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE