SCIMERS: A SONAR CONTACT INTEGRATED MANOEUVRE EVALUATION AND RECOMMENDATION SYSTEM

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Authors
  1. Mansell, T.M.
  2. McArthur, B.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN)
Abstract
The paper describes the design and initial development of a manoeuvre decision aid for a towed array sonar system. The Sonar Contact Integrated Manoeuvre Evaluation and Recommendation Systm (SCIMERS) is being designed as an interactive decision aid, providing the tools to manipulate a representation of the undersea environment and formulate manoeuvre recommendations. SCIMERS will interface with non-acoustic data sources to acquire contact information, sensor performance prediction data, and bathymetric data. This information is evaluated to generate a geographically referenced description of where the ship should (and should not) manoeuvre. In this paper we identify the necessary functionality required to perform manoeuvre assessment and recommendation. We also describe the software architecture and present the preliminary operator-machine interface used to visualise relevant databases and the value of various manoeuvre strategies.
Date of publication
09 Oct 1997
Number of Pages
7
DSTKIM No
98-00310
CANDIS No
506951
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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