Accession Number:

ADA162138

Title:

Parametric Analysis of Echosounder Performance.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

156.0

Abstract:

An echosounder is used to probe various atmospheric parameters. An acoustic wave is transmitted into the atmosphere and information deduced from the backscattered energy. This thesis seeks to understand the range limitations of the echosounder and to explore methods to quantify atmospheric turbulence parameters at a given range. The propagation of the acoustic energy, including the effects of excess attenuation, are modeled to predict the performance of an echosounder when various parameters are changed. The electronics of an existing echosounder are investigated to understand inherent or design limitations. Keywords Acoustic radar Acoustic sounders Computer programs. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE