MAS Bulletin. Soundtrak ASW Target Simulator
Military applications summary bulletin.
OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH EUROPEAN OFFICE FPO NEW YORK 09510
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Thorn EMI Electronics LTD, a Uk company, has developed an ASW target simulator called Soundtrak which is a towed low-frequency sound source capable of providing a realistic acoustic target for training the crews of submarines and surface ships equipped with towed arrays and aircraft fitted with sonobuoys. Soundtrak can also be used as an effective deceptive acoustic countermeasure. Given a suitable winch and towed-body handling facilities, Soundtrak can be deployed from any vessel. Soundtrak provides the following A realistic acoustic signature for operators and command teams, thereby reducing the need for deployment of both ships and submarines in an exercise role Simplified performance assessment of noise ranges and all types of passive sonar including towed arrays and bow, flank, intercept, and sonobuoy systems Improved training in antisubmarine warfare techniques for surface ships, submarines, fixed-wing aircraft, and helicopters Acoustic and mine countermeasure capabilities and A low-frequency sound source for scientific and experimental purposes.
- Naval Surface Warfare
- Acoustic Detection and Detectors