Accession Number:

ADA464186

Title:

Marine Seismic Surveys with Vector Acoustic Sensors

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS SEAFLOOR SCIENCES DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Vector acoustic data will allow accurate three-dimensional imaging of a complex environment while corresponding pressure hydrophone data will fail. Newly developed sensors make vector acoustic-based surveys practical. This concept is demonstrated with data from an acoustic water tank. Using a simple but novel imaging algorithm, all of the main structures in the water tank were correctly located. This imaging algorithm uses none of the existing imaging or inversion methods common in exploration seismology.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors
  • Target Direction, Range and Position Finding
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE