Accession Number:

ADA279047

Title:

Advanced Unmanned Search System (AUSS) At-Sea Development Test Report

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL COMMAND CONTROL AND OCEAN SURVEILLANCE CENTER RDT AND E DIV SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

254.0

Abstract:

This report describes and documents the Advanced Unmanned Search System AUSS test planning and test results. The test planning documentation for AUSS consisted of 1 broad overview plans with a high-level systems perspective, 2 more detailed plans covering focal technology and tactical test areas, and 3 detailed test plans written to assist in the direction of the activity during each individual dive. The three levels of planning allowed the AUSS effort to progress at a detailed technology and tactics problem-solving level without losing track of the big picture. The test reporting consisted of three basic types. The first type were reports on the individual development test dives. The second type were reports on particularly important or interesting topics addressed during the development sea tests. The third type were reports on the sea tests that were dedicated almost entirely to the demonstration of the AUSS capability. This body of test planning and test reporting documentation demonstrates the techniques and logic of the approach applied to the test program as well as the results. The test program for the AUSS was highly successful due to many factors. Some predominant factors were system flexibility, the use of the acoustic link and flight recorder as test tools, a designed-for-test approach, safety considerations, system fail-safe properties, test philosophy, long-range test planning, and the short-term development interactive test planning. Without any one of or the synergy of these factors, the AUSS test program would not have enjoyed such success. Advanced Unmanned Search System AUSS, Acoustic link, Flight recorder

Subject Categories:

  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE