Development of Sensible Acoustic Data Bases
NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC AND ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS
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Data bases are important in underwater acoustics. They are the means whereby past experience and measured or calculated data can be utilized to predict or improve the performance of existing and planned sonar systems. The success by which this can be done depends, to a large degree, on the format of the data base and the nature of the parameters stored therein. Selecting the parameters or statistics to accumulate and determining the best format for storage is not a simple straightforward task. Examples are given that demonstrate the utility of data bases for which parameters and formats have been chosen to optimize the storage, retrieval, and utilization of the information stored. Utilization by and application to the operational Fleet as well as the RD community are discussed.
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