Accession Number:

AD0368425

Title:

AN OPEN-OCEAN V/STOL SEAPLANE FOR THE ASW MISSION WITH EMPHASIS ON TRACKING AND SURVEILLANCE

Descriptive Note:

Research and development rept.

Corporate Author:

DAVID TAYLOR MODEL BASIN WASHINGTON DC AERODYNAMICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

Results are presented of a computerized simulation of an ASW-VSTOL seaplane design capable of operation in high sea states. This study was made to evaluate the effectiveness of a technique utilizing a passive Air Transportable Sonar Surveillance System ATSSS with various bearing errors accuracies in the performance of the contact maintenance tracking mission. The results indicate the tradeoff permitted in bearing error versus fuel consumption and tracking performance using the ATSSS, and also demonstrate the advantages of an integrated ATSSS-disposable sonobuoy technique. The incorporation of a variable-length mission which is a function of submarine tactic and sea state is also considered.

Subject Categories:

  • Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft
  • VSTOL

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE