Accession Number : ADA138352

Title :   A Computer Program to Model Passive Acoustic Antisubmarine Search Using Monte Carlo Simulation Techniques.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Slaton,S G

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Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 243

Abstract : This thesis presents a computer program (written in FORTRAN) which uses Monte Carlo techniques to simulate a one-searcher, one-target passive acoustic ASW search that terminates at detection. A threshold crossing detection model is used, and stochastic variations in the acoustic signal are modeled using either a Lambda-Sigma Jump or Gauss-Markov error process. Both platforms have the capability of detecting each other, and area and barrier searches are modeled. Features of the program include interactive data input, extensive use of graphical displays, and thorough statistical analysis of the results of the simulation.

Descriptors :   *Submarine detection , *Computer programs , *Passive sonar , Monte Carlo method , Errors , Search sonar , Sonar targets , Threshold effects , Acoustic signals , Statistical distributions , Markov processes , Gaussian noise , Undersea warfare , Acoustic detection , Digital simulation , FORTRAN , Man computer interface , Computer graphics , Theses

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE