Accession Number:

AD0754352

Title:

An Investigation of the Problem of Optimizing a Search Tactic for a Searchlight Type Sonar.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE