Accession Number:

ADA625175

Title:

Multi-Purpose Acoustic Imaging System for Shallow Water AUV Operations

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

MATERIALS SYSTEMS INC LITTLETON MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

As the maritime threat has shifted from the deep oceans to the littoral, the need for improved shallow water survey and imaging capabilities has increased. Among the many challenges is the need to develop sensors that can be deployed on Autonomous Underwater Vehicles AUV s to support covert shallow water and surf zone mine detection and clearance operations. In particular, the integration of a high performance, forward looking, low power sonar on these vehicles would nearly double their operational effectiveness, thereby improving the timeliness and efficiency of the survey methods currently employed.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Submarine Engineering
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE