Project Sea Hunt: A Report on Prototype Development and Tests.
Final rept. FY 1979-1980,
NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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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.
- Optical Detection and Detectors
- Escape, Rescue and Survival