Measurements and Analysis of Reverberation, Target Echo, and Clutter
DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ATLANTIC DARTMOUTH (CANADA)
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The current project is a continuation of a joint collaboration N00014-03-1-0420 between Defence Research Development Canada - Atlantic DRDC Atlantic and the Applied Research Laboratory of Penn State University ARLPSU to analyze and model reverberation, target echo, and clutter data in shallow water. It allows the PI to spend approximately three months each year at ARLPSU. The collaboration leverages programs in Canada, US, and a joint research project with the NATO Undersea Research Centre NURC. The primary effort is analysis and interpretation of data, together with development and validation of improved modeling algorithms. One focus is the performance of directional sensors in towed arrays. A fast shallow water sonar model that includes target echo and clutter is being developed and validated. Experiments will be proposed for the 2007 clutter experiment with NURC, and the data analyzed.
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