Accession Number : ADP003476

Title :   Applications of a Generic Ship Propulsion Model for Acoustic Signature Simulation in Sonar Trainers,

Corporate Author : HONEYWELL TRAINING AND CONTROL SYSTEMS OPERATIONS WEST COVINA CA

Personal Author(s) : Roane,R. A. ; Woolsey,R. W.

Report Date : 16 NOV 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : This paper describes a generic model for use on a sonar trainer that simulates the propulsion systems (including engines, turbines, shafts, and propellers) or most vessles in use today without predefining the specific vessel types. These vessel types include surface ships, submarines, torpedoes, and decoys which the instructors can create or alter by modifying a set of table driven model constants without the necessity of changing the basic structure of the model. The model provides for realistic simulations of propulsion mode transition dynamics and allows for interruptions of transitions already in progress. The model is suitable for sonar classification training, and further, is adaptable to a variety of training systems which would require a high fidelity target radiated acoustic signature simulation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Training devices, *Sonar, *Acoustic signatures, *Simulation, *Ship models, *Marine propulsion, Simulators, Engines, Turbines, Shafts(Machine elements), Marine propellers, Transitions, Dynamics, Target classification, Ships, Submarines, Torpedoes, Decoys, Instructors, Naval training

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE