Accession Number:

ADA514346

Title:

Sound Propagation Considerations for a Deep-Ocean Acoustic Network

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

81.0

Abstract:

The deep ocean is characterized by sound propagation that can support wide-area surveillance through the use of distributed acoustic sensors near the seabed. Such a deep-water sensor network is potentially enabled by phenomena such as Reliable Acoustic Path RAP and Deep Sound Channel DSC through which undersea network nodes can transmit and receive data across long distances. To provide a theoretical understanding of system effectiveness, the Bellhop acoustic modeling program is used to predict sensor coverage and communications range.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Acoustics
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE