Accession Number : ADP204520

Title :   Development of a Comprehensive Coverage Assessment Tool,

Corporate Author : BOLT BERANEK AND NEWMAN INC CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s) : Duchworth, Greg ; LePage, Kevin ; Farrell, Ted

PDF Url : ADP204520

Report Date : 14 AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : BBN has been tasked with developing a comprehensive coverage assessment tool for ocean acoustic monitoring. This tool will facilitate studies into the issues and sensitivities of using acoustic assets in the ocean to support a Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. These issues include (1) understanding the sensitivity of signal structure to ocean environment variability as manifested through modal coupling, bottom and surface interaction losses and horizontal refraction and diffraction, (2) understanding the sensitivity of signal structure to source characteristics, and (3) designing detection and localization strategies which exploit the the fullest extent our understanding of the source and propagation characteristics.

Descriptors :   *ACOUSTIC DETECTION, *SEISMIC WAVES, *ARMS CONTROL, *NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DETECTION, SYMPOSIA, VERIFICATION, MONITORING, NUCLEAR EXPLOSION TESTING, TREATIES, UNDERWATER ACOUSTICS, ACOUSTIC REFRACTION.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Seismology
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors
      Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE