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Old 12-07-2017, 03:32 PM   #1
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Hi guys,

When you have the figures for enemy sensures in CW, at what point are you detected ? Is it+10 or +20

Also is this the same figure ( taking into account all other fractures, water background, own ship selection) ?
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Old 12-07-2017, 03:40 PM   #2
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From what I understand, the earliest detection can happen is +10 dB. Then, the enemy can hold contact on you down to 0 dB.

Yes, +10 dB is always true as this value is relative to the environment. Basically, whatever the dB of the environment, you have to be close enough to the enemy to be +10 dB louder than the environment to be detected. In noisier environments, units generally have to be closer together to detect each other.
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Thanks that’s fits with what I was seeing, though seen +20db mentioned
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IIRC, the numbers are percentages plus/minus for detection probability. So at a rating of 0 that means there's a 50 percent chance of detection.

At a rating of 20 there would be a 70 percent chance of detection.
At a rating of -20 there would be a 30 percent chance of detection.

I think.
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Old 12-08-2017, 07:31 PM   #5
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No, they are decibels over background noise. 10 is the detection threshold, 0 is the tracking threshold.
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No, they are decibels over background noise. 10 is the detection threshold, 0 is the tracking threshold.
Thanks Julhelm to confirm that, I was quite wrong with my personal guessing...

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Is it possible to disable or hide the ownship noise to target numbers... Or randomize them so they couldnt be entirely trusted? To make it more realistic as I think they should be just estimations.
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