Application of DDS and magnetic barrier cooperating with acoustic barriers and tethered sonobuoys for harbour and anchorage underwater protection

pp. 39-46, vol. 14, 2011

Andrzej Elminowicz
OBR Centrum Techniki Morskiej S.A., Gdynia, Poland

Leonard Zajączkowski
OBR Centrum Techniki Morskiej S.A., Gdynia, Poland

Key words: underwater protection; wideband acoustic barrier; wideband DDS

Abstract: The underwater protection system that consists of wideband Acoustic Barriers (WAB) and wideband DDS (WDDS) is a very suitable acoustic device to operate in Littoral Water (LW) and Extremely Littoral Water (ELW). A new approach to underwater protection harbour and task group on the anchorage against AUV, DDV and torpedos is focused on designed stationary tethered sonobuoys with passive sonar, active multistatic sonar, intercept sonar and also possibility of jamming intercepted underwater objects. Passive omnidirectional sonar may be used for initial detection of intruder on the long distance (up to 5 km) and active multistatic sonar will be applied for detection and precise location of detected object. Intercept sonar is waiting for homing sonar signals generated by AUV, DDS, torpedos or submarines and received signals are basis generating jamming signals. The paper describes the WAB, WDDS and magnetic barrier integrated to short range (up to 1000 m) protection systems. The long range (up to 5000 m) sonobuoy – for various technical parameters and environmental conditions – has been studied.

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