A preparation dockside day is used to:
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Small surface ships can normally be tested in one day; submarines and surface ships of frigate size and above normally require two days. Tests with special requirements, such as acceptance trials, may extend over several days.
The FORACS on-board test team will include:
Ship's staff required for the test include:
During a typical test day, FORACS tracks the ship's position and attitude, and the ship's sensor operators track FORACS targets. Collectively, several thousand bearing and range measurements are entered into the data acquisition system (IDATS) for real-time senor error calculations. These data are also stored on diskettes for post-processing and reporting.