High Speed Underwater Projectile Tracking System and Method
Patent Application, Filed 2 Aug 2006
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A system and method are provided to accurately track the trajectory of high-speed underwater objects. A number of hoops with means for controlling the buoyancy thereof are aligned on a range in the anticipated path of the high speed projectile. The hoops are sufficiently large relative to the size of the projectile and anticipated path. Each hoop contains a number of independent hydrophones. The signals from the hydrophones may be analyzed to accurately determine position and track of an underwater projectile along the plane of each hoop. The system may be used as a fixed range or as a mobile range in a remote location.
- Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare
- Underwater Ordnance