An Investigation of the Problem of Optimizing a Search Tactic for a Searchlight Type Sonar.
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A searchlight type sonar is one of the systems that small navies use to counteract the danger which submarines present to their lines of supply and transport. In the paper, a standard search pattern for this type of sonar is compared with search patterns which are based on a consideration of the tactical value of detecting a submarine as a function of the relative location of the submarine. The results of the comparison suggest that is possible to increase the effectiveness of a searchlight type sonar by using a search pattern in which the sweep time allocated to a search sector is based on the sectors tactical importance. Author
- Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare
- Acoustic Detection and Detectors