Accession Number : ADD015476

Title :   Undersea Data Collection, Analysis, and Display System.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 23 Apr 91, patented 30 Jun 92,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Chaum, Erik

Report Date : 30 Jun 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : A device and process is disclosed for creating detailed volumetric ocean models, which in turn are used as inputs for naval tactical and oceanographic analysis. Near-real-time volumetric modelling is accomplished by continuously integrating, filtering, interpolating, and extrapolating oceanographic data (e.g., temperature, sound velocity, conductivity, salinity, bathymetry, current, chlorophyll) from historical data bases, forecasts, remote sensors, and onboard sensors. The value of the invention can be appreciated in the detailed, time-varying, three-dimensional ocean models which can be realized for mesoscale and smaller areas and the ability to use these more detailed and timely, ocean models for three-dimensional acoustic propagation predictions and combat control algorithms. Tactical and oceanographic models are computed using an advanced processor and the results are displayed using three-dimensional visualization software and hardware techniques. The invention may be used from a submarine, surface ship, or aircraft.

Descriptors :   *OCEAN MODELS, *OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, *PATENTS, *DATA ACQUISITION, *UNDERWATER, ACOUSTICS, AIRCRAFT, ALGORITHMS, BATHYMETRY, CHLOROPHYLLS, CONDUCTIVITY, CONTROL, DATA BASES, FILTRATION, INPUT, INVENTIONS, MODELS, OCEANS, ONBOARD, PREDICTIONS, PROPAGATION, REAL TIME, SALINITY, SHIPS, SOUND, SUBMARINES, SURFACES, TEMPERATURE, THREE DIMENSIONAL, TIME, VALUE, VELOCITY, WARFARE, UNDERSEA WARFARE

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE