Accession Number:

ADA629861

Title:

Sonar Detection and Classification of Buried or Partially Buried Objects in Cluttered Environment Using UUVS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIV BOCA RATON DEPT OF OCEAN ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

LONG TERM GOALS. The long term goal of this program is to develop acoustic reflection methods and acoustic processing techniques for detecting, imaging and classifying objects buried in the seabed such that the methods can be eventually implemented on UUVs. TECHOLOGICAL OBJECTIVES. Develop acoustic and signal processing technologies for detecting and visualizing buried objects and objects lying on the seabed To determine the best image processing and visualization techniques for buried object imaging To generate databases of buried target strengths, volume and surface scattering coefficients and sediment acoustic properties over a wide frequency range that can be used for sonar prediction modeling To develop sonar models that predict the SNR of targets for various array geometries, sediment types, frequency bands, etc . Develop acoustic models of sound interacting with the seafloor to provide a theoretical basis for signal processing techniques and predicting the detection of buried objects.

Subject Categories:

  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE