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Development of Acoustic Target Strength Analysis System for Submarine
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Development of Acoustic Target Strength Analysis System for Submarine
Kwon, Hyun-Wung; Hong, Suk-Yoon; Jeon, Jae-Jin; Song, Jee-Hun;
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The acoustic target strength (TS) is one of the most important parameters for a submarine's stealth design. Because modem submarines are larger than their predecessors, TS must be managed at each design stage in order to reduce it. To predict the TS of a submarine, TASTRAN R1 was developed based on a Kirchhoff approximation in a high-frequency range. This program can present TS values that include multi-bounce effect in the exterior and interior of the structure by combining geometric optics (GO) and physical optics (PO) methods, anechoic coating effect by using the reflection coefficient, and response time pattern for a detected target. In this paper, TS calculations for a submarine model with the above effects are simulated by using this developed program, and the TS results are discussed.
Target strength (TS);Kirchhoff approximation;Multi-bounce effect;Response time pattern;
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