Overview of the technical results of the Northern Watch Project

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Authors
  1. Heard, G.J.
  2. McArthur, B.
  3. Inglis, G.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Atlantic Research Centre, Halifax NS (CAN)
Abstract
This report constitutes a final deliverable of the Emerging Operational Domains— Arctic, or more familiarly, the Northern Watch (NW) project. The report provides a technical overview of the project, the objectives, and our progress toward meeting those objectives. The report describes the motivations, concepts, and history of the work effort. The sensors, the processors, and operation of the NW Surveillance System are also described. The capabilities of the system and its short falls are illustrated. Overall, the NW project was quite successful and most of the short falls have arisen because the costs were beyond the reach of the project funding and; hence, had to be simulated or otherwise adapted to the realities of the situation. Although the project can be considered successful, considerably more work is required to bring an autonomous/remote-controlled multi-sensor surveillance system to practical reality. The report provides lists of accomplishments, risks/lessons learned, short falls, and future improvements to guide future efforts.

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Keywords
acoustics;underwater;radar;sonar;surveillance;satellite;shipping;aircraft;arctic
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2016-R115 — Scientific Report
Date of publication
01 Jun 2016
Number of Pages
106
DSTKIM No
CA042866
CANDIS No
804761
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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