Comparing Acoustic Uncertainty Predictions in Shallow Ocean Environments
MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
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In recent decades, sophisticated computational routines for underwater acoustics have been developed, and advances in computational power have put real time use of these routines in reach for sonar applications. However, the US Navy must often operate in unfamiliar waters where the basic environmental inputs to the computational routines may be uncertain or unknown. In this situation, the value of computations must be assessed because uncertainty in environmental parameters translates directly into uncertainty in acoustic field predictions.