A Probabilistic Approach to ASW Deployment in Shallow Waters
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The Advanced Air Deployable Array AdDA, which is a modern air- dropped fiber optic ASW device, provides an opportunity for the rapid enclosure of a hostile submarine in shallow waters. This thesis explores the effect of the deployment depth, and effect of using longer or shorter AdDA array segments, on the performance of eighth proposed AdDA deployment tactics which employ single or dual aircraft. It is shown that when the AdDA sinking rate is considered, several of the proposed tactics become infeasible for certain depth and submarine speed combinations. Still, today fiber optics offer unique capabilities for solving some of the U.S. Navys and the Turkish Navys problems in the future.
- Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare
- Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics