Accession Number : ADA328476

Title :   Feasibility Study On The Use Of Navy Ranges For Basic Research In Underwater Acoustics.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : INNOVATIVE SCIENTIFIC SOLUTIONS INC BEAVERCREEK OH

Personal Author(s) : Rajan, Subramaniam D. ; Stein, Peter J.

PDF Url : ADA328476

Report Date : 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : The Navy operates underwater tracking ranges which are used for system evaluation and training exercises. These ranges consist primarily of bottom mounted sources and receivers which are cabled to shore. The Navy also maintains support facilities at these installations which include data acquisition and processing systems. The sources and receivers deployed in these ranges are similar to those used for basic scientific research in underwater acoustics. These assets, which are available both in the Atlantic and Pacific, can therefore be utilized by the scientific community for basic research when they are not in use by the Navy. This dual-use of Navy assets will provide an inexpensive means of conducting meaningful year round basic scientific research. More specifically, this report investigates the feasibility of using the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) located off Kauai, Hawaii, for conducting scientific research in underwater acoustics. PMRF was chosen for this study because it has by far the most extensive suite of underwater hardware. It is also undergoing expansion with a number of additional sources and receivers deployed in shallow water areas. The facilities at PMRF go well beyond the basic requirement for underwater tracking ranges. In-air RF based tracking and communications capabilities are extensive. Other facilities available at the PMRF site are support ships, shore facilities, and an airport.

Descriptors :   *FEASIBILITY STUDIES, *NAVAL SHORE FACILITIES, *UNDERWATER ACOUSTICS, *RANGES(FACILITIES), LOGISTICS SUPPORT, RESEARCH FACILITIES, SHALLOW WATER, DATA ACQUISITION, GUIDED MISSILE RANGES, NAVAL LOGISTICS, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, PACIFIC OCEAN, DEEP WATER, HAWAII, SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZATIONS, UNDERWATER TRACKING.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE