Accession Number : ADA319248

Title :   Effectiveness of Off-Board Active Decoys Against Anti-Shipping Missiles.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Tan, Tun-Hou

PDF Url : ADA319248

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : Radar guided anti-shipping missiles are the primary threat for most modern Navies. The inherent nature of the monopulse radar employed by most anti-shipping missiles makes it highly resistant to active ECM techniques. Decoys are attractive because they provide a source of radiation that can capture the radar seeker and direct the missile away from the ship. However the time and direction of launch are critical parameters which determine the operational success of the decoy. This thesis evaluates the protection provided by active off-board decoys which are deployed by ships during an engagement against a radar guided anti-shipping missile. The research emphasizes launching active decoys. Many of the operational characteristics of the launching decoy are investigated, including direction of launch, timing of launch and the RF characteristics of the decoy.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *RADAR COUNTERMEASURES, *ANTISHIP MISSILES, *SHIP DEFENSE SYSTEMS, *RADAR DECOYS, *GUIDED MISSILE COUNTERMEASURES, SCENARIOS, SOURCES, RADIATION, DEPLOYMENT, SHIPS, THREATS, PARAMETERS, THESES, LAUNCHING, MONOPULSE RADAR, RADAR HOMING, MODEMS, SHIP MODELS, RADIOFREQUENCY, BUOYS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Naval Surface Warfare
      Guided Missiles
      Radar Countermeasures

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE