Accession Number:

ADA109510

Title:

Project Sea Hunt: A Report on Prototype Development and Tests.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. FY 1979-1980,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

During FY 79-80, a prototype Sea Hunt system was built and tested. Sea Hunt utilizes trained pigeons carried in a container attached to the underside of a helicopter to locate colored red, yellow or orange. Development of hardware and pigeon training methods are presented. Conclusions based on test data are Sea Hunt improves detection and localization of appropriate targets the system is reliable and easily serviced and maintained. A recommendation is made to conduct operational field testing of Sea Hunt at a Coast Guard air station.

Subject Categories:

  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE