Accession Number:

AD0374921

Title:

SHALLOW WATER ASW COMMAND AND CONTROL IMPLICATIONS FOR SURFACE SHIP OPERATIONS

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

SANTA BARBARA ANALYSIS AND PLANNING CORP CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

151.0

Abstract:

This study has focused upon the implications of the shallow water environment in the Tactical Command and Control of Single Ship and Task Group ASW Operations. The tactical command of ASW Surface Forces for ASW screens, search, and patrol operations is reviewed. The shallow water areas of the world, with emphasis on the western Pacific, are outlined and the specific environmental properties which contribute directly to the degradation of ASW forces in shallow water are stressed. The Command and Control Requirements for general ASW surface ship operations are reiterated and the general extension of these requirements to shallow water ASW operations is examined. Special attention is directed to the need to improve Effective Sonar Range Prediction in both deep and shallow water ASW operations, and improvements possible are indicated by applying current propagation models, along with ray tracing techniques and programs automated for shipboard computers. Two shallow water ASW scenarios are presented which describe the operational problems and current ASW system limitations which reduce ASW effectiveness in shallow water.

Subject Categories:

  • Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE