Accession Number:

ADA626830

Title:

Aspect Determination Using a Beacon with a Spiral Wave Front: Modeling and Performance Analysis in Operational Environments

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Oct 2007-30 Sep 2014

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-12-19

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

The goal of this project was to develop a spiral-wave front beacon for UUV navigation. Over the course of this project, the spiral beacon was brought from drawing board to prototype in collaboration with Ben Dzikowicz at NRL. The performance of the beacon has been evaluated and tested both in a series of field experiments and through numerical simulations. The final stage of this project brought the spiral beacon from a technical readiness level TRL of 4, component andor breadboard validation in laboratory.

Subject Categories:

  • Underwater and Marine Navigation and Guidance
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE