Accession Number:

ADD020249

Title:

Countermeasure System and Method to Emulate Target with Spatial Extent

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, Filed 6 Feb 2006

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-02-06

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

An acoustic countermeasure system comprises a plurality of individual countermeasure devices which act in concert to emulate a target with spatial extent. The individual countermeasure devices may be programmed to navigate into predetermined positions within a preset pattern with spatial characteristics similar to that of a target of interest e.g., a submarine. The individual countermeasure devices are programmed to produce acoustic signals, such as in response to a ping or pulse by an incoming torpedo, that collectively appear to be an echo similar to that which would come from a target having spatial extent.

Subject Categories:

  • Submarine Engineering
  • Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare
  • Acoustic Countermeasures
  • Torpedoes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE