Accession Number:

ADA629541

Title:

Acoustic Characterization Techniques for Shallow Water

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORP SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Variability in the ocean environment can greatly impact acoustic propagation. Sonar systems often show large performance differences depending on location and oceanographic conditions. The long term goals of this research is to better understand the fundamental environmental quantities that impact shallow water acoustic propagation and to develop techniques for both characterizing the environment for better performance prediction and for mitigating the impact of environmental variability on sonar performance.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE