A Comparison of Two Acoustic Parabolic Transmisssion Loss Models for Compatibility with the Wavenumber Technique in the Determination of Source Depth.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The Brock version of the Split-Step Fast Fourier Transform SSFFT and the Jeager version of the Implicit Finite Difference IFD acoustic parabolic equation models are compared with a Lloyd mirror interference pattern in the range domain. The SSFFT displays the inability to place the transmission loss nulls at the correct ranges. It is also unable to utilize bottom loss information correctly. The IFD produced nulls at the correct ranges however, it inserted an unacceptable amount of noise except when small 1 m vertical grid steps were used and the pressure release bottom was placed at extended depths. In shallow water cases, the IFD is able to properly represent the pressure information. Each model is explored in the wavenumber domain by use of a Wavenumber Technique WT model with emphasis on source depth determination. The source depth may be determined by measuring the distance between the equally spaced nulls in the wavenumber representation.
- Numerical Mathematics