Advanced sonar technologies for autonomous mine countermeasures

Daniel D. Sternlicht, Jose E. Fernandez, Richard Holtzapple, Daniel P. Kucik, Thomas C. Montgomery, Charles M. Loeffler

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The U.S. Office of Naval Research is developing synthetic aperture sonars for the detection, localization, and classification of mines, for protection of sea lines of communication and Naval operating areas, and for support of amphibious operations. This paper reviews several evolving mine countermeasures sonars deployed on autonomous undersea vehicles that operate stand-alone and in coordination with complementary sensors, including the Small Synthetic Aperture Minehunter (SSAM), the Autonomous Topographic & Large Area Survey (ATLAS) sonar, and the Buried Object Scanning Sonar (BOSS).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOCEANS'11 - MTS/IEEE Kona, Program Book
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)9781457714276
StatePublished - 2011
EventMTS/IEEE Kona Conference, OCEANS'11 - Kona, HI, United States
Duration: Sep 19 2011Sep 22 2011

Publication series

NameOCEANS'11 - MTS/IEEE Kona, Program Book


OtherMTS/IEEE Kona Conference, OCEANS'11
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityKona, HI

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering


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