Countermeasure System and Method to Emulate Target with Spatial Extent
Patent application, Filed 6 Feb 2006
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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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.
- Submarine Engineering
- Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare
- Acoustic Countermeasures