Accession Number:

ADD020252

Title:

High Speed Underwater Projectile Tracking System and Method

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application, Filed 2 Aug 2006

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-08-02

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare
  • Underwater Ordnance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE