Increased Effective Aperture for Receive Arrays
Patent application, Filed 19 Nov 2007
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A sonar dome having an acoustic array housed therein. A plurality of bubbles are generated within the fluid inside the sonar dome. The generated bubbles are of an amount and size to reduce the speed of sound within the sonar dome fluid. Reduction of the speed of sound within the sonar dome fluid effectively increases the aperture of the acoustic array. The bubbles can be generated from a gas source or electrolytically. Typically, each individual bubble is less than 0.01 mm in diameter to reduce bubble velocity in the fluid.
- Acoustic Detection and Detectors