Accession Number : ADA320675

Title :   Critical Sea Test. Final Report 1996.

Corporate Author : SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS COMMAND WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA320675

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : In 1996, the Critical Sea Test (CST) Program completes a ten-year history of contributions to the use of Low-Frequency Active Acoustics (LFAA) in Undersea Warfare. By design, CST has been an experimentally focused program providing broad based support to the full variety of developing LFAA systems within the air tactical, submarine tactical, surface tactical, and surveillance communities. In this report, three basic aspects of CST's efforts are discussed. First, as an experimental program, CST has of necessity developed a number of experimental capabilities and measurement techniques. Those techniques, which have proven to be of continuing value to both the research and data acquisition (survey) communities, are summarized in this report. Second, the basic science and technology contributions of the CST Program in areas of 1) environmental acoustics and system performance prediction and 2) LFAA signal and information processing are reviewed. Third, the implications of those results for Undersea Warfare are reviewed, with regard to both enhancement of individual system development and the larger arena of multiple systems coordination for Acoustic Warfare operations.

Descriptors :   *UNDERSEA WARFARE, *SEA TESTING, ENVIRONMENTS, SURFACES, DATA ACQUISITION, TACTICAL AIR COMMAND, ACOUSTIC EQUIPMENT, TACTICAL WARFARE, SUBMARINES, SURVEILLANCE, LOW FREQUENCY, ANTISUBMARINE WARFARE, INFORMATION PROCESSING, ACOUSTIC WARFARE.

Subject Categories : Military Intelligence
      Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE