Accession Number:

AD0875307

Title:

Corrected-Intercept Control of Torpedo MK 48 with Centroid Tracking

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

LITTLE (ARTHUR D) INC CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

Equations are developed to describe centroid tracking, in which the sonar operator tracks a composite signal at a bearing that is a weighted average of the bearings of the torpedo and target submarine. A study is made of the motion of the apparent bearing line and the effects of this motion when corrected-intercept control is exercised and corrections are computed by a recently developed procedure. Acquisition probabilities are computed by suitable modifications to a previously developed simulation model, and compared with the corresponding probabilities obtained when a torpedo maneuver is used to unmask the target.

Subject Categories:

  • Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors
  • Underwater Ordnance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE