Accession Number:

AD1113850

Title:

Performance Assessment of Propagation Models in AESS-6.0

Personal Author(s):

Corporate Author:

SACLANT UNDERSEA RESEARCH CENTRE LA SPEZIA (ITALY) LA SPEZIA Italy

Report Date:

1999-08-01

Abstract:

A set of AESS propagation-loss predictions has been generated for typical operational scenarios in both deep and shallow water, for two sonar frequencies 500 and 3500 Hz and for several source-receiver combinations. Reference solutions to all test problems were obtained with the GRAB range-dependent ray-trace model, which, in turn, has been thoroughly benchmarked against other acoustic models from the SACLANTCEN model library. The validation of the six acoustic models in the Allied Environmental Support System ASTRAL, MOCASSIN, PE, PROLOS, RAYMODE, SUPERSNAP has identified several shortcomings in the general model performance. Both implementation errors and inconsistent use of data base information are shown to be the main causes of observed prediction errors. These deficiencies, however, are all correctable through close collaboration between model developers and AESS system engineers. Detailed conclusions and recommendations are provided.

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Supplementary Note:

01 Jan 0001, 01 Jan 0001, DTIC Crawl

Pages:

0055

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Distribution Statement:

Approved For Public Release;

File Size:

5.31MB