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dc.contributor.advisorChu, Peter
dc.contributor.authorPerry, Michael D.
dc.dateJune 2003
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:30:00Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:30:00Z
dc.date.issued2003-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/932
dc.descriptionApproved for public release, distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this thesis is to determine the effect that the inclusion of satellite altimeter data has on weapon preset accuracy. GDEM data and MODAS data utilizing four satellite altimeters were used by the Weapon Acoustic Preset Program to determine the suggested presets for a Mk 48 torpedo. The acoustic coverage area generated by the program will be used as the metric to compare the two sets of outputs. The assumption is that the MODAS initialized presets will be more accurate, and, therefore, the difference between the two sets of presets can be attributed to inaccuracy on the part of the GDEM presets. Output presets were created for two different scenarios, an Anti-Surface Warfare (ASUW) scenario and an Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) scenario, and three different depth bands, shallow, mid, and deep. After analyzing the output, it became clear that the GDEM data predicted a weapon effectiveness that was far higher than the effectiveness predicted by the MODAS data. Also, while GDEM predicted a wide range of coverage percentages MODAS predicted a narrow range of coverage percentages.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/valueidedsatelli10945932
dc.format.extentxii, 72 p. : col. ill.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California,Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.subject.lcshOrdnance testingen_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited Statesen_US
dc.titleValue aided satellite altimetry data for weapon presetsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderGottshall, Eric
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentOceanography
dc.subject.authorGDENen_US
dc.subject.authorMODASen_US
dc.subject.authorMk 48en_US
dc.subject.authorSatellite altimeteren_US
dc.subject.authorTemperatureen_US
dc.subject.authorSalinityen_US
dc.subject.authorSound speed profileen_US
dc.subject.authorRay traceen_US
dc.subject.authorSignal excessen_US
dc.subject.authorASWen_US
dc.subject.authorASUWen_US
dc.description.serviceEnsign, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Applied Sciences (Physical Oceanography)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineApplied Sciences (Physical Oceanography)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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