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The effectiveness of monostatic and bistatic deployment of low frequency active sonar

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Author: Mountain, J.A.R. · Ainslie, M.A. · Martin, P.L.R. · Hughes, M.R. · Seto, L.Y. · Laker, R.A. · Robins, A.J.
Publisher: IET
Institution: TNO Fysisch en Elektronisch Laboratorium
Source:IEE Colloquium (Digest) Multifunction Radar and Sonar Sensor Management Techniques, 26 November 2001, 173, 11/1-11/8
Identifier: 236288
doi: doi:10.1049/ic:20010186
Keywords: Sonar · Computational geometry · Computer simulation · Mathematical models · Optimization · Probability · Signal detection · Statistical methods · Bistatic deployment · Bistatic sonars · Sonar geometry · Sweep width · Sonar


The merits of monostatic and bistatic geometries in terms of the evasion probability for area and barrier searches were described. Detection probabilities were calculated by generating signal excess surfaces for a given sonar geometry. Acoustic modeling and operational analysis allowed to detect the impact of the problem on performance and effectiveness to be identified and quantified. The use of insight to consider acoustic and sonar performance, together with the development of a new tactical simulation, and the use of traditional analytic operational analysis techniques provided an effective integrated toolset for tackling the overall problem.