Accession Number : ADA254686


Title :   Underwater Security Vehicle


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr-Sep 1991


Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA


Personal Author(s) : Fletcher, B E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a254686.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 43


Abstract : The objective of the Underwater Security Vehicle (USV) program was to evaluate the feasibility of using an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) system to aid in underwater security. The USV system is to be used to assess designated contacts in a near-shore environment augmenting existing security systems such as the Waterside Security System (WSS). A series of demonstration tests were conducted to evaluate the capabilities of various commercially available ROVs. Based on the available systems and mission requirements, a specification was developed for the USV proof-of-concept system. The system procured was the Benthos SUPER SeaROVER vehicle with the Smiths Hi-Scan 600 sonar.


Descriptors :   *REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLES , *UNDERWATER VEHICLES , *SCANNING SONAR , *SONAR , SECURITY , MOVING TARGETS , MISSIONS , AREA SECURITY , TARGET DETECTION , REMOTE CONTROL , SHORES , SHORE PROTECTION , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , SPECIFICATIONS , DEMONSTRATIONS , TEST AND EVALUATION , COASTAL REGIONS


Subject Categories : Submarine Engineering
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE