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Optimizing deployment of multiple decoys to enhance ship survivability

Akhil, KR and Ghose, D and Rao, Koteswara S (2008) Optimizing deployment of multiple decoys to enhance ship survivability. In: 2008 American Control Conference Westin Seattle Hotel, Seattle, Washington, USA, 11-13 June 2008 , Seattle, WA .

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In this paper we model a scenario where a ship uses decoys to evade a hostile torpedo. We address the problem of enhancing ship survivability against enemy torpedoes by using single and multiple decoy deployments. We incorporate deterministic ship maneuvers and realistic constraints on turn rates, field of view, etc in the model. We formulate the objective function to quantify and maximize the survivability of the ship in terms of maximizing the intercept time. We introduce the concept of optimal deployment regions, same side deployment, and zig-zag deployment strategies. Finally, we present simulation results.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: IEEE
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Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2011 05:18
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 05:18
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/40974

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