Accession Number : ADA264713


Title :   Underwater Security Vehicle Proof of Concept Demonstration


Descriptive Note : Professional paper


Corporate Author : NAVAL COMMAND CONTROL AND OCEAN SURVEILLANCE CENTER RDT AND E DIV SAN DIEGO CA


Personal Author(s) : Fletcher, B E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264713.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 11


Abstract : The Underwater Security Vehicle (USV) program, sponsored by the Defense Nuclear Agency, successfully demonstrated the feasibility of using a remotely operated underwater vehicle system to assess designated diver contacts in a nearshore environment. The demonstration system was a Benthos Super SeaROVER vehicle equipped with a Smiths Hi-Scan 600 sonar. Over a two month period, general operating parameters of the system were determined. The system performed well overall, aptly demonstrating the capabilities to acquire, track, and intercept diver targets. In addition to formal testing, the USV capabilities were demonstrated during a Coast Guard harbor defense exercise in August 1991. Based on the tests performed, additions of a wide-angle field of view sonar and a navigation system are recommended for an effective operational security asset. ... Security, Technology survey, Marine sonar systems, Waterside security.


Descriptors :   *UNDERWATER VEHICLES , *SECURITY , TEST AND EVALUATION , ENVIRONMENTS , TARGETS , SURVEYS , SONAR , HARBORS , COAST GUARD , TRACKS , DIVERS , WIDE ANGLES , REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLES , NAVIGATION , PARAMETERS , DEMONSTRATIONS , ANGLES


Subject Categories : Submarine Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE