Accession Number:

ADA248830

Title:

Development of a 600 Meter Chirp Sonar

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.

Corporate Author:

FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIV BOCA RATON DEPT OF OCEAN ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-03-26

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

This letter is the final technical report for Grant No. N00014-90-J- 4134 which expired 27 September 1991. This grant was entitled the Development of a 600 Meter Chirp Sonar. The chirp sonar is a digital FM reflection profiler that generates high signal to noise, quantitative data useful for imaging the seabed and estimating sediment properties. The objective of this project is to develop a chirp sonar for the Naval Oceanographic Office which will conduct subbottom surveys providing acoustic reflection data in conjunction with coring surveys that provide physical property data. The data sets will be used to develop and verify sediment classification models. After the models are developed, they can be used to generate world wide maps of sediment properties from chirp sonar data.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE