Function Analysis of AN/SQS-510 Hull Mounted Sonar

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Authors
  1. Matthews, M.L.
  2. Webb, R.D.G.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN);Humansystems Inc, Guelph ONT (CAN)
Abstract
This report provides the results of a function analysis of the AN/SQS-510 Hull Mounted Sonar deployed on Halifax class ships. The analysis was based upon available system and Navy training documentation and interviews with Defence Scientist and Navy subject matter experts. The analysis revealed a high degree of dependency among a number of critical functions whose accurate completion is required for the successful detection and classification of contacts of interest. These functions included the determination of the oceanographic model, the appropriate configuration of transmission parameters and the correct selection and use of display modes on the operator's console. The validation interviews also revealed that automated processes for detection were generally not used under operational conditions because of high false alarm rates and associated increases in operator workload. The present analysis should be interpreted in conjunction with an earlier report that provided an updated function analysis of the CANTASS system.
Keywords
CANADIAN TOWED ARRAY SONAR SYSTEM (CANTASS);Functional analysis;Operator Machine interface;Sonar combat systems;TIAPS (Towed Integrated Active Passive Sonar);CANADIAN TOWED ARRAY SONAR SYSTEM (CANTASS);Hull Mounted Sonar
Report Number
DCIEM-CR-2002-003 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Dec 2001
Number of Pages
91
DSTKIM No
CA020635
CANDIS No
517348
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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