Accession Number:

ADA610145

Title:

Development and Modeling of Systems for Source Tracking in Very Shallow Water

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIV BOCA RATON DEPT OF OCEAN ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The long-term goal is the development of passive sonar systems for source tracking in very shallow water as pertains to AUV operations and the development of numerical models for acoustic tracking which can be used for AUV mission planning. The objectives are 1 Develop a two man deployable autonomous passive sonar to add a bistatic capability to the Ambient Noise Sonar ANS array developed in previous years, 2 Develop environmental models for tracking error estimation and reduction, 3 Experimentally calibrate and evaluate the acoustic model, the sonar and acoustic tracking capabilities in very shallow water as pertains to typical AUV operations, 4 Extend the concepts developed for AUV passive sonars to provide a small active system for detecting bubbles under breaking waves from an AUV platform.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Submarine Engineering
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors
  • Target Direction, Range and Position Finding

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE