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preliminary study of shallow-water sonar issues

W. Kenneth Stewart

preliminary study of shallow-water sonar issues

signal motion loss and reverberation noise

by W. Kenneth Stewart

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Published by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Massachusetts Institute of Technology in [Woods Hole, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sonar.,
  • Underwater acoustics -- Mathematical models.,
  • Sound -- Reverberation.

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    This preliminary investigation addresses key program elements for sonar sensing in a shallow-water environment to establish bounds on possible solutions and to reduce program uncertainty. The modeling and experimental program focuses on two issues - the potential degradation of sonar data due to signal masking by shallow-water reverberation and signal loss caused by extreme platform motions. The research program combines theoretical analysis, experimental validation in a shallow-water environment, and development of a computer model to explore parametric sensitivity. Results from an initial dock-side test show good agreement with the theoretical predictions. From the shallow-water experiments and acoustic modeling we conclude that: (1) Signal motion loss can influence the reverberation level significantly but is not the dominant factor in target detection for sonars in the frequency range of interest (>200 kHz); a high-quality (velocity-aided) inertial navigation and attitude system will be sufficient to correct for geometric distortions caused by platform motion. (2) Although surface reverberation and multipath noise can be a factor, partcularly in shadow-mode imaging, reverberation levels are rapidly attenuated at the frequencies of interest and beam patterns can be manipulated to reject most interferences; echo-mode imaging is still dominated by the contrast between target strength and bottom reverberation.

    Edition Notes

    Statementby W. Kenneth Stewart, Dezhang Chu, and Xiaoou Tang.
    SeriesWHOI -- 93-41., WHOI (Series) -- 93-41.
    ContributionsChu, Dezhang., Tang, Xiaoou., Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination51 leaves :
    Number of Pages51
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15205924M

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This preliminary investigation addresses key program elements for sonar sensing in a shallow-water environment to establish bounds on possible solutions and to reduce program uncertainty. The modeling and experimental program focuses on two issues - the potential degradation of sonar data due to signal masking by shallow-water reverberation and signal loss caused by extreme platform motions.

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