The ears of air asw
Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation is proud to announce the publication of a new book entitlted "The Ears of Air ASW - A History of U.S. Navy Sonobuoys" by Roger A. Holler, Arthur W. Horbach and James F. McEachern.
Funded by the Office of Naval Research, this book documents the historical development of air-deployed underwater listening equipment for the Navy from World War II until the present day. This book will be a valuable reference for those desiring a working knowledge of the spectrum of U.S. Navy sonobuoys that were developed during the last 65 years. It documents the motivation, research, and engineering behind those developments, including some ideas that did not progress beyond the research stage. It is a hardcover volume of 350 pages, including 177 illustrations.
The book presents and discusses various sonobuoy design issues involved in air descent, in-water deployment, suspension mechanisms, and sonobuoy hydrodynamics. Sections are included highlighting the characteristics of special purpose sonobuoys. Examples include the so-called "reliable acoustic path" sonobuoy, arctic sensors and geobuoys, an acoustic measurement device known as Autobuoy, a magnetic anomaly detector sonobuoy, a pressure acoustic monitor system, an adaptation to a land-based sensor, and the tactical acoustic measurement and decision aid sonobuoy. A discussion of the Navy's sonobuoy contracting philosophy is included along with an article discussing the evolution of the specification of noise tolerance requirements.
Appendices include a table depicting the evolution of submarines in parallel with the developments in the counter-effort of submarine detection. Another table lists the nomenclature of all sonobuoys that were introduced into the U.S. Navy and summarizes their more significant characteristics.
Book Title: The Ears of Air ASW - A History of U.S. Navy Sonobuoys
Authors: Roger A. Holler, Arthur W. Horbach and James F. McEachern
Publisher: Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation
List Price $ 95.00
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