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10 degrees search at short ranges? - 12/28/2009 3:45:28 PM   
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Gotta love them search arcs, as they make it clear some challenges with the 10 degrees rule for search planes, specially at short ranges.

Consider this problem: say I have 3 aircrafts at 100% patrol. I want to search a range of only 1 hex out, in order to find those darn subs pestering my island and sinking my beer transports. So I though: easy, 3 aircrafts patrol 3 hexes in the AM, then 3 hexes more in the PM, and I can forget the snow and imagine myself by the beach sipping beer on my beloved island, being protected by full ASW coverage at 1 hex range.

But, alas!, the hexes adjacent to my island are 60 degrees apart! Because of the 10 degrees rule, the 3 aircrafts will cover 30 degrees, or half of one hex. They will cover the same hex in the AM, then perhaps with some tweaking I can make them cover another hex in the PM, but that's it. 3 aircrafts will cover only 60 degrees through the day - to have full protection I need 18 aircrafts. Oh, snap, those pilots will drink all my beer, darn Aussies.

My point is: 10 degrees is great for long range searches, but perhaps for shorter ranges it could be a bit more? Like, 10, 20, 30 or 60 degrees depending on the search range?

Thanks!
fbs

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RE: 10 degrees search at short ranges? - 1/2/2010 5:27:28 PM   
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The way I understand it, if you have three acft, each will cover a 10-deg arc for a total search of 30 degrees. Now, if each acft has a search range of 10 and you limit the search range to one, each acft will search multiple (10) 10-deg arcs for a total search arc of 300 degrees for the three acft.

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RE: 10 degrees search at short ranges? - 1/2/2010 6:01:26 PM   
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Geometrically it is true what you say but there is the question of additional programming complexity

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RE: 10 degrees search at short ranges? - 1/2/2010 7:04:41 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake

Geometrically it is true what you say but there is the question of additional programming complexity




Fair enough; I posted that just as a possible matter for consideration sometime far in the future.


Thanks,
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