By Paolo Franchi
Real-time decision support during exercise Dynamic Mongoose 2017. Strode, Christopher ; Oddone, Manlio. CMRE-FR-2017-009. November 2018.
This report describes the Rapid Acoustic Prediction Service (RAPS) and its deployment during the NATO exercise Dynamic Mongoose 2017. The service based approach provides users with range dependent acoustic predictions using a simple Web browser interface. To obtain a prediction, the user needs only to drop a platform onto a map. The tool was employed by sonar operators on board the SNMG1 flag ship with great success. On a number of occasions during the exercise, the RAPS tool was able to explain observed sonar performance against real submarines. This provided added value to the ASW team on board who was able to optimize both platform position and sensor depth in response to RAPS predictions.