Research Summaries

Back ASW Seaweb (AKA Seaweb Technology for Anti-Submarine Warfare)

Fiscal Year 2007
Division Graduate School of Engineering & Applied Science
Department Physics
Investigator(s) Rice, Joseph A.
Sponsor Office of Naval Research (Navy)
Summary This applied-research project is developing state-of-the-art through-water acoustic networking and communication/navigation (COM/NAV) technology for application to future anti-submarine warfare (ASW) involving autonomous undersea sensors. Subtasks are: 1) Identify candidate concepts and architectures for an undersea wireless LAN using short-range (50-500 meter) acoustic links. Perform trade-off analysis with consideration for network capacity, area coverage, reliability, energy consumption, stealth, and cost. 2) Numerically simulate seastar for purposes of parametric analysis and for optimizing the design. Incorporate link-budget analysis as a core feature of the simulation. Anticipate the use of this simulation capability as a deployment planning tool.
Keywords SEAWEB; SEASTAR; ASW; Dads; ACOMMS; FORCEnet; Undersea
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