The AN/UQS-2(XG-1) Ship-Helicopter Mine Detecting Sonar.
Research and development rept. 1 Mar 54-30 Jun 59,
NAVY ELECTRONICS LAB SAN DIEGO CALIF
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The problem studied was to develop a combined ship-helicopter sonar equipment utilizing CTFM techniques and using the helicopter as a maneuverable and stable platform to carry the primary target acquisition portions of the system. After several modifications in the design approach, and equipment was developed and sent to U.S. Navy Mine Defense Laboratory, Panama City, Florida, for technical evaluation tests. The results of these tests will be described in a report from USNMDL. The advantages of helicopter mobility and associated variable-depth transducer arrangement were demonstrated however these were partially offset by difficulties in keeping the helicopter positioned above the transducers during a search operation.
- Acoustic Detection and Detectors
- Underwater Ordnance