Accession Number:

AD0743199

Title:

Sonar Array Studies

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Dec 1970-30 Nov 1971

Corporate Author:

TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN APPLIED RESEARCH LABS

Report Date:

1972-03-29

Pagination or Media Count:

80.0

Abstract:

The study was aimed at developing design guidelines for sonar projecting arrays to be used for high source level, wide sector applications. The effort began with a literature survey described in the first two sections 3 General Power Limits of Sonar Transducers, and Piezoelectric Properties of Ceramics. The piezoelectric equations of state are presented, along with a discussion of and results from two computer programs written to predict the performance of some different ceramics under various environmental and operational conditions. An analysis of beam patterns and directivity index of curved face arrays is presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE