Accession Number:

ADA532965

Title:

Accounting for Ocean and Seabed Variability in Oceanic Waveguide Parameter Estimation

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV STATE COLLEGE APPLIED RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The long-term objective of this work is to develop methods for rapid assessment of seabed variability combined with detailed localized geoacoustic inversions to characterize the bottom for shallow-water environments. Consideration is given to spatial and temporal variability of water column properties common to shallow-water environments and their impact on inversion results. Advances made in the work will contribute to development of unified ocean seabed acoustic models and improved prediction capabilities for USW tactical decision aids.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE