Accession Number:

ADA629534

Title:

North Pacific Acoustic Laboratory

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CA

Report Date:

2003-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The ultimate limits of long-range sonar are imposed by ocean variability and the ambient sound field. Scattering due to internal waves and other ocean processes limits the temporal and spatial coherence of the received signal. The objectives of the North Pacific Acoustic Laboratory NPAL program are to understand the basic physics of low-frequency, long-range, broadband propagation, the effects of environmental variability on signal stability and coherence, and the fundamental limits to signal processing at long-range imposed by ocean processes. The long-term goal is to enable advanced signal processing techniques, including matched field processing and other adaptive array processing methods, to capitalize on the three-dimensional character of the sound and noise fields.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Acoustics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE