Accession Number:

ADA512061

Title:

Design and Evaluation of the MINTACS SeeTrack Exchange (MINSTE) Concept Demonstrator

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION EDINBURGH (AUSTRALIA) MARITIME OPERATIONS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

MINSTE is a computer program that automates data exchange between MINTACS MINe Warfare TACtical Command Software used by the Royal Australian Navy RAN for planning and assessment of naval mine countermeasures MCM and SeeTrack, a generic mission planner and post-mission analysis tool for unmanned underwater systems, particularly towed or self-propelled side-scan sonar that images underwater objects. MINSTE was developed by DSTO with open-source software to reduce operator overheads by automating data entry for reported mine-like objects, which can amount to several hundred contacts for some MCM missions. This document describes the MINSTE concept design and development within the context of current and emerging RAN requirements for mine warfare mission planning and reporting in network-enabled and joint operations. For a more detailed discussion on the installation and use of MINSTE, the reader is referred to DSTO-TN-0887, User Guide for MINTACS SeeTrack Exchange MINSTE.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors
  • Underwater Ordnance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE