Accession Number:

ADA106988

Title:

Source Ranging by a Single Array in a Multipath Ocean.

Descriptive Note:

Research rept. Oct 79-Sep 80,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

The objective of this work was to develop a possible way of source ranging by a single array in a multipath ocean and to indicate its limitations. It was shown that mean-square sound-level fluctuations for a single sensor in a random multipath environment are directly dependent on the source range. When this was applied to an array of sensors, the result showed that a single horizontal line array might track a moving source in a multipath ocean environment. This result would facilitate the inter-array communication problem for coherent multi-array processing CMAP tracking of submarines. It is recommended that this tracking method be further tested with even more suitable data.

Subject Categories:

  • Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE