Accession Number:

ADA533803

Title:

Magnetic Signature Assessment System using Multiple Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs)

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1 Apr 2008-30 Sep 2010

Corporate Author:

IDAHO UNIV MOSCOW OFFICE OF GRANTS AND CONTRACTS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-12-16

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

In this project we are integrating inexpensive, easily deployable magnetic measurement systems into small autonomous underwater vehicles AUVs. These AUVs are being trained to work together to assess the magnetic signature of a forward deployed ship or submarine. This assessment is important to establish a vehicles stealth condition relative to potential threats. Navy vessels, including submarines, go through a procedure where their magnetic and acoustic signature is measured and modified to reduce detection. This operation is performed in US ports. Unfortunately, no procedure is available for measuring and modifying these signatures for forward deployed vessels. Ideally, this process should be done just before the vehicle goes into an operation in a hostile environment. We are developing multiple AUVs having magnetic sensors that travel in a formation under navy ships to assess that ships magnetic signature in forward deployed areas. All vehicle testing is being performed at the Acoustic Research Detachment of the Carderock Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Bayview, Idaho.

Subject Categories:

  • Submarine Engineering
  • Magnetic and Electric Field Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE