Accession Number:

ADA422368

Title:

SSC San Diego - The World Is Our Platform

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Technology is changing the future for the U.S. Navy, and Ocean Engineering will play a major role. In the past, navy research concentrated on platforms such as surface ships and submarines, but the future will be driven by communications between bases and platforms whether on shore, afloat, submerged, or in the air. Immediate access to tactical information will be critical for successful mission planning and execution, and much of this information will be acquired and communicated by ocean-based systems. This paper will present on-going ocean engineering research at SSC San Diego and how that research will play on the world platform. The combination of acoustic and fiber optic communication links with remote or autonomous sensors has been demonstrated. The ability for them to achieve their full potential will require a considerable ocean engineering effort in the future. When such undersea sensor networks are optimized and combined with UAVs, UGVs, satellite communications, and other hybrid systems, the Navy will achieve an advanced and unparalleled maritime C4ISR capability. 6 figures, 3 refs.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Radio Communications
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE