By Paolo Franchi
Towards real-time passive sonar performance prediction with AIS shipping. Strode, Christopher ; Traverso, Federico ; Oddone, Manlio. CMRE-FR-2016-001. March 2016.
This document describes the approach to be taken to add the simulation of passive broadband sonar to the Multistatic Tactical Planning Aid (MSTPA) .This will allow the tool to consider the whole spectrum of ASW operations in which the use of both active and passive sonars is common. With increasingly capable threat submarines the ASW commander will be required to coordinate multiple heterogeneous assets employing different sonar systems in some optimum configuration. There is then a continued need to develop suitable software able to consistently apply an acoustic algorithm and environmental inputs to multiple sonars operating in both active and passive modes.