Accession Number : ADA317897

Title :   Surface Impact Detection and Scoring.

Corporate Author : RANGE COMMANDERS COUNCIL WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE NM UNDERWATER SYSTEMS GRO UP

PDF Url : ADA317897

Report Date : OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : At present, naval underwater ranges require or desire a capability for surface impact detection and scoring involving mine exercise sonobuoy drops, air launched torpedoes, naval gunfire, and missile firings. Current capabilities in this area have generally been developed in an ad hoc manner to meet specific customer requirements at each of the ranges. The objective of this task is to establish a common approach for surface impact detection and scoring based on member and associate member inputs. Technical requirements such as types of impacts, accuracy and coverage area will be determined. Operational requirements such as level of automation and impact classification will be defined. The ultimate goal is to develop a single system design that will meet all of the requirements at the various ranges. Achievement of this goal will represent a major milestone in the ongoing efforts to establish common range hardware and software requirements. With a surface impact detection and scoring system standardized and the associated software baselined, overall life cycle cost to individual ranges can be substantially reduced. In addition, new developments and system enhancements can be shared between ranges, thereby, reducing the per range cost of each improvement.

Descriptors :   *TEST FACILITIES, *SCORING, *WATER ENTRY, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, TORPEDOES, ACCURACY, IMPACT SHOCK, AIR DROP OPERATIONS, LIFE CYCLE COSTS, AIR LAUNCHED, LANDING IMPACT, SONOBUOYS, CIRCULAR ERROR PROBABLE, IMPACT POINT, MINES(ORDNANCE).

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Target Direction, Range and Position Finding

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE