Accession Number:

ADA222805

Title:

Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) and Acoustic Countermeasures Supported Protection for Merchant Ships against SSM/ASM Missiles and Mines

Descriptive Note:

Masters's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

195.0

Abstract:

The necessity for merchant ship self protection has become more and more obvious during recent years. This thesis will investigate the threat missiles and mines and associated counter-measures that might be installed to provide a reasonable degree of protection. The results indicate that it is possible to get protection against a sea-skimming missile with a combination of ECM and ESM deployed aboard the ship. For protection against the mine threat, a sonar is designed in order to give the ship enough warning time to make an avoiding maneuver. The sonar investigation indicates the difficulty in designing a sonar that can fulfill all design objectives year-round in a complex acoustic environment. Theses. rh

Subject Categories:

  • Countermeasures

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE