Accession Number:

AD0425134

Title:

AN ACOUSTIC ARRAY SIMULATOR,

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Corporate Author:

SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY SAN DIEGO CALIF MARINE PHYSICAL LAB

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Report Date:

1963-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

An acoustic array simulator is an apparatus which generates synthetic sea noise and target information as electrical waveforms. It provides a means of evaluating the general performance of beamforming equipment without a hydrophone array. Although the simulator described was built to simulate a particular array, the design principle incorporated provides a versatility enabling its use with many different array configurations. This report discusses in detail the generation of the sea noise and target waveforms. A general description is given presenting the specifications and introducing the concepts by which these waveforms are produced. Since the apparatus is basically an electro-optical device, particular emphasis is placed on its construction, and the fabrication of its integral parts. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE