Accession Number:

ADA265945

Title:

Application of the Sonar Equation to Dolphins Echolocation

Descriptive Note:

Professional paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL COMMAND CONTROL AND OCEAN SURVEILLANCE CENTER RDT AND E DIV SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

The target detection capability of the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus in the open waters of Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Hawaii will be discussed using the noise-limited form of the sonar equation. In Kaneohe Bay, Tursiops typically emit short duration transient-like broadband echolocation signals with peak frequencies between 110- 130 kHz in Au, 1980. Therefore the generalized or transient form of the sonar equation based on energy flux density instead of intensity must be used Urick, 1983.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE