Accession Number:

AD0755175

Title:

Biological Sonar Systems: A Bionics Survey

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Nov 1971-31 Aug 1972

Corporate Author:

TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN APPLIED RESEARCH LABS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-09-05

Pagination or Media Count:

174.0

Abstract:

The literature on biological sonar systems bats, birds, marine mammals was reviewed and past and present investigators were interviewed to ascertain the contributions, present and potential, of work in this field to high resolution sonar technology. It was concluded that there have been no contributions to date. Five areas of research were identified as potentially contributory passive target ranging by the owl, signal design for target recognition, neural processing for target detection and recognition, the psychophysiology of sound localization, and the mechanics of signal generation by the small whales. The available systems and performance data on the bats and small whales are tabulated, and up-to-date bibliographies on each biological order are included.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors
  • Bionics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE