Accession Number:

ADA533981

Title:

Autonomous Wide Aperture Cluster for Surveillance (AWACS)

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

A five year effort led by the Ocean Acoustical Services and Instrumentation Systems OASIS, Inc., AWACS is a multi-disciplined team effort comprised of a number of collaborating academic and scientific institutions, fleet operation support communities and manufacturers of ocean sensors and platforms. The long-term goal of the AWACS program has been to develop an undersea surveillance system consisting of a cluster of autonomous vehicles for use in complex littoral shallow water environments. The vehicles will be capable of sampling oceanographic, bottom and acoustic features in a local environment and, as a networked cluster, will collectively feed adaptive sampling and search algorithms leading to improved detection, classification and localization DCL of quiet targets.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE