publication . Doctoral thesis . 1989

Electronic countermeasures (ECM) and acoustic countermeasures (ACM) supported protection for merchant ships against SSM/ASM missiles and mines

Wallander, Bo L.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Dec 1989
  • Publisher: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Approved for public release; distribution unlimited The necessity for merchant ship self protection has become more and more obvious during recent years. This thesis will investigate the threat (missiles and mines) and associated counter-measures that might be installed to provide a reasonable degree of protection. The results indicate that it is possible to get protection against a sea-skimming missile with a combination of ECM and ESM deployed aboard the ship. For protection against the mine threat, a sonar is designed in order to give the ship enough warning time to make an avoiding maneuver. The sonar investigation indicates the difficulty in designing a son...
free text keywords: ECM, merchant ships, high frequency sonar, sonar design, ACM
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