Accession Number:

ADD020295

Title:

Method and Apparatus for Improved Active Sonar Using Singular Value Decomposition Filtering

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, filed 26 Jun 2007

Corporate Author:

NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER DIV NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-06-26

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

Current signal processing methods are inefficient because they suffer from energy spreading losses due to multiple propagation paths, target extension, moving boundaries, moving source and receiver i.e. Doppler effects, and variations in the speed of sound. The invented method utilizes wide band, long duration pulses i.e., large time-bandwidth product to achieve high resolution waveform ranging and Doppler accuracy by recombination of energy spreading losses, using linear and higher-order kernel estimates based on a Volterra-Hermite polynomial expansion. The Volterra-Hermite basis expansion uses combinations of independent filter outputs derived from an eigenvalue decomposition of the covariance matrix of the excitation input, a Gaussian-distributed random white process.

Subject Categories:

  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE