Accession Number:

ADC007024

Title:

CHURCH OPAL: Surveillance of Shipping

Corporate Author:

PLANNING SYSTEMS INC MCLEAN VA

Report Date:

1976-01-15

Abstract:

The CHURCH OPAL Exercise is one of a series of LRAPP Exercises designed specifically to acquire environmental acoustic data required for ASW program decisions. At-sea operations were conducted during September 1975 in a region of the Northeast Pacific Ocean. This exercise includes the following ocean acoustic experiments related to the Moored Surveillance System MSS, the Sound Surveillance System SOSUS, and the Surveillance Towed Array Sonar System SURTASS 1 Noise Floor Characteristics, 2 ASEPS Evaluation Coherent Multi Array Processing, 3 Horizontal Directionality of Ambient Noise Towed Array Performance. The objective of the Noise Floor Verification Experiment is to verify the noise floor concept. The noise floor is a depth below which distance shipping noise is significantly reduced and where short range acoustic sensors could attain a substantial performance gain.

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Supplementary Note:

DOI: 10.21236/ADC007024

Pages:

0143

Subject Categories:

  • Military Intelligence
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Communities Of Interest:

  • Ground and Sea Platforms

Modernization Areas:

  • Space
  • Fully Networked C3

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