Field Trial Plan – TATD System Trials at CFMETR, November 2015


  1. Mellema, G.R.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Atlantic Research Centre, Halifax NS (CAN)
The Towed Active Torpedo Detection (TATD) system is a high frequency active sonar system comprised of a towed directional source and a towed array receiver, as well as equipment on the towing vessel to operate the source and process the received signals. The purpose of this system is concept evaluation and development for the Torpedo Defence project. This field trial is the first opportunity to validate and evaluate the operation of the newly developed directional source, TOwed MultiChannel Acoustic Transmitter (TOMCAT), and the newly reconfigured High Frequency Towed Array (HFTA). The system is to be tested against a towed passive acoustic target, also recently developed for this activity. Data from this trial will to be used to refine the system concepts and further develop the TATD system, by validating the operation of the source and receiver, and advancing the signal processing aspects of this system. This trial is to be held at the CFMETR 3D tracking range in November 2015, using two of their ships, CFAV STIKINE (613) and CFAV SIKANNI (611).

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active sonar;HFTA;phased array;sonar;TOMCAT;torpedo;torpedo defence;towed array
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2017-D150 — Reference Document
Date of publication
01 Jan 2018
Number of Pages
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