Accession Number : ADA318891

Title :   Impact of CST on Navy Programs. The CST Process for Technology Transition and Programmatic Change,

Corporate Author : SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS COMMAND WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Backes, D. A.

PDF Url : ADA318891

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : Since 1985 the Navy has conducted focused Advanced Technology Demonstration (ATD) programs to introduce Low Frequency Active Acoustics (LFAA) technology into the Fleet to improve antisubmarine warfare (ASW) capability against the quiet submarine threat. The Critical Sea Test (CST) Project tested LFAA and related technologies at sea in CST-Magellan tests, both independently and in combination with tests sponsored by the Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System (SURTASS) Low Frequency Active (LFA) Program, the Submarine Security Program, the Air Defense initiative (ADI) Low Low Frequency Active (LLFA) Project, and Fleet Ship ASW Readiness/Effectiveness Measuring (SHAREM) Program and Air ASW Readiness/ Effectiveness Measuring (AIREM) Program exercises, among others. These tests were often conducted jointly with several of our Allies. Complementary environmental measurements were conducted with each test to ensure the technology transition process was complete, successful and timely.

Descriptors :   *NAVY, *ACOUSTICS, *LOW FREQUENCY, *ANTISUBMARINE WARFARE, AIR DEFENSE, MEASUREMENT, ENVIRONMENTS, STRATEGY, THREATS, OPERATIONAL READINESS, AIRBORNE, SECURITY, TRACKING, FLEETS(SHIPS), TRANSITIONS, STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE, SUBMARINES, QUIET, SEA TESTING.

Subject Categories : Submarine Engineering
      Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare
      Acoustics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE