The purpose of this study was to survey and explore concepts of underwater and water-related sensing systems and determine the technology appropriate for present and anticipated Coast Guard activities. The procedure employed both a literature study and a survey letter to sensor manufacturers and users to obtain a broad base of representative sensor information. The information was cataloged in a computer file using a classification system which included sensor, environment, and object descriptor groups. Selected Coast Guard activities were considered in detail to determine their general sensor requirements. A computer-aided morphological method was used to analyze the required general sensor operating characteristics and concurrently examine the data base to determine the relevance of existing technology. General recommendations were developed for the application of existing technology and for the development of new technology where indicated. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Block Engineering, Inc., Cambridge, MA. See also Appendix C, AD-A059 483.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Bolt Beranek and Newman, Incorporated

    Los Angeles, CA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Malme, C I
    • McElroy, P T
    • Stern, R
  • Publication Date: 1978-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 176 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190469
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: BBN-3763, USCG-D-42-78
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-71395-A
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 2002 12:00AM