Sonar and Underwater Acoustics

Sonar and Underwater Acoustics
  • Author : Jean-Paul Marage,Yvon Mori
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 608
  • Relase : 2013-02-07
  • ISBN : 9781118600658

Sonar and Underwater Acoustics Book Review:

Sonar and Underwater Acoustics brings together all the concepts necessary for designers and users of sonar systems. Unlike other books on this subject, which are often too specialized, this book is accessible to a wider audience. The first part focuses on the acoustic environment, antenna structures, and electric acoustic interface. The latter provides knowledge required to design, as well as the development and implementation of chain processes for an active sonar from the conditioning input to output processing. The reader will find a comprehensive range of all problems encountered in underwater acoustics for a sonar application, from physical phenomena governing the environment and the corresponding constraints, through to the technical definition of transducers and antennas, and the types of signal processing involved. In one section, measures in underwater acoustics are also proposed.

Underwater Acoustics

Underwater Acoustics
  • Author : Richard P. Hodges
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 366
  • Relase : 2011-06-28
  • ISBN : 9781119957492

Underwater Acoustics Book Review:

Offering complete and comprehensive coverage of modern sonar spectrum system analysis, Underwater Acoustics: Analysis, Design and Performance of Sonar provides a state-of-the-art introduction to the subject and has been carefully structured to offer a much-needed update to the classic text by Urick. Expanded to included computational approaches to the topic, this book treads the line between the highly theoretical and mathematical texts and the more populist, non-mathematical books that characterize the existing literature in the field. The author compares and contrasts different techniques for sonar design, analysis and performance prediction and includes key experimental and theoretical results, pointing the reader towards further detail with extensive references. Practitioners in the field of sonar design, analysis and performance prediction as well as graduate students and researchers will appreciate this new reference as an invaluable and timely contribution to the field. Chapters include the sonar equation, radiated, self and ambient noise, active sonar sources, transmission loss, reverberation, transducers, active target strength, statistical detection theory, false alarms, contacts and targets, variability and uncertainty, modelling detections and tactical decision aids, cumulative probability of detection, tracking target motion analysis and localization, and design and evaluation of sonars

Digital Sonar Design in Underwater Acoustics

Digital Sonar Design in Underwater Acoustics
  • Author : Qihu Li
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 658
  • Relase : 2012-03-05
  • ISBN : 9783642182907

Digital Sonar Design in Underwater Acoustics Book Review:

"Digital Sonar Design in Underwater Acoustics Principles and Applications" provides comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of research on sonar design, including the basic theory and techniques of digital signal processing, basic concept of information theory, ocean acoustics, underwater acoustic signal propagation theory, and underwater signal processing theory. This book discusses the general design procedure and approaches to implementation, the design method, system simulation theory and techniques, sonar tests in the laboratory, lake and sea, and practical validation criteria and methods for digital sonar design. It is intended for researchers in the fields of underwater signal processing and sonar design, and also for navy officers and ocean explorers. Qihu Li is a professor at the Institute of Acoustics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Underwater Acoustic Signal Processing

Underwater Acoustic Signal Processing
  • Author : Douglas A. Abraham
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 834
  • Relase : 2019-02-14
  • ISBN : 9783319929835

Underwater Acoustic Signal Processing Book Review:

This book provides comprehensive coverage of the detection and processing of signals in underwater acoustics. Background material on active and passive sonar systems, underwater acoustics, and statistical signal processing makes the book a self-contained and valuable resource for graduate students, researchers, and active practitioners alike. Signal detection topics span a range of common signal types including signals of known form such as active sonar or communications signals; signals of unknown form, including passive sonar and narrowband signals; and transient signals such as marine mammal vocalizations. This text, along with its companion volume on beamforming, provides a thorough treatment of underwater acoustic signal processing that speaks to its author’s broad experience in the field.

Applied Underwater Acoustics

Applied Underwater Acoustics
  • Author : Thomas Neighbors,David Bradley
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 980
  • Relase : 2017-01-19
  • ISBN : 9780128112472

Applied Underwater Acoustics Book Review:

Applied Underwater Acoustics meets the needs of scientists and engineers working in underwater acoustics and graduate students solving problems in, and preparing theses on, topics in underwater acoustics. The book is structured to provide the basis for rapidly assimilating the essential underwater acoustic knowledge base for practical application to daily research and analysis. Each chapter of the book is self-supporting and focuses on a single topic and its relation to underwater acoustics. The chapters start with a brief description of the topic’s physical background, necessary definitions, and a short description of the applications, along with a roadmap to the chapter. The subtopics covered within individual subchapters include most frequently used equations that describe the topic. Equations are not derived, rather, assumptions behind equations and limitations on the applications of each equation are emphasized. Figures, tables, and illustrations related to the sub-topic are presented in an easy-to-use manner, and examples on the use of the equations, including appropriate figures and tables are also included. Provides a complete and up-to-date treatment of all major subjects of underwater acoustics Presents chapters written by recognized experts in their individual field Covers the fundamental knowledge scientists and engineers need to solve problems in underwater acoustics Illuminates, in shorter sub-chapters, the modern applications of underwater acoustics that are described in worked examples Demands no prior knowledge of underwater acoustics, and the physical principles and mathematics are designed to be readily understood by scientists, engineers, and graduate students of underwater acoustics Includes a comprehensive list of literature references for each chapter

An Introduction to Underwater Acoustics

An Introduction to Underwater Acoustics
  • Author : Xavier Lurton
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 386
  • Relase : 2002
  • ISBN : 3540429670

An Introduction to Underwater Acoustics Book Review:

Presented in a clear and concise way as an introductory text and practical handbook, the book provides the basic physical phenomena governing underwater acoustical waves, propagation, reflection, target backscattering and noise. It covers the general features of sonar systems, transducers and arrays, signal processing and performance evaluation. It provides an overview of today's applications, presenting the working principles of the various systems. From the reviews: "Presented in a clear and concise way as an introductory text and practical handbook, the book provides the basic physical phenomena governing underwater acoustical waves, propagation, reflection, target backscattering and noise. ⦠It provides an overview of todayâs applications, presenting the working principles of the various systems." (Oceanis, Vol. 27 (3-4), 2003) "This book is a general survey of Underwater Acoustics, intended to make the subject âas easily accessible as possible, with a clear emphasis on applications.â In this the author has succeeded, with a wide variety of subjects presented with minimal derivation ⦠. There is an emphasis on technology and on intuitive physical explanation ⦠." (Darrell R. Jackson, Journal of the Acoustic Society of America, Vol. 115 (2), February, 2004) "This is an exciting new scientific publication. It is timely and welcome ⦠. Furthermore, it is up to date and readable. It is well researched, excellently published and ranks with earlier books in this discipline ⦠. Many persons in the marine science field including acousticians, hydrographers, oceanographers, fisheries scientists, engineers, educators, students ⦠and equipment manufacturers will benefit greatly by reading all or part of this text. The author is to be congratulated on his fine contribution ⦠." (Stephen B. MacPhee, International Hydrographic Review, Vol. 4 (2), 2003)

Principles of Sonar Performance Modelling

Principles of Sonar Performance Modelling
  • Author : Michael Ainslie
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 707
  • Relase : 2010-09-14
  • ISBN : 9783540876625

Principles of Sonar Performance Modelling Book Review:

Sonar performance modelling (SPM) is concerned with the prediction of quantitative measures of sonar performance, such as probability of detection. It is a multi-disciplinary subject, requiring knowledge and expertise in the disparate fields of underwater acoustics, acoustical oceanography, sonar signal processing and statistical detection theory. No books have been published on this subject, however, since the 3rd edition of Urick’s classic work 25 years ago and so Dr Ainslie’s book will fill a much-needed gap in the market. Currently, up-to-date information can only be found, in different forms and often with conflicting information, in various journals, conference and textbook publications. Dr Michael Ainslie is eminently qualified to write this unique book. He has worked on sonar performance modeling problems since 1983. He has written many peer reviewed research articles and conference papers related to sonar performance modeling, making contributions in the fields of sound propagation and detection theory.

Underwater Acoustic Modeling and Simulation

Underwater Acoustic Modeling and Simulation
  • Author : Paul C. Etter
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 554
  • Relase : 2017-12-19
  • ISBN : 9781466564947

Underwater Acoustic Modeling and Simulation Book Review:

Underwater Acoustic Modeling and Simulation, Fourth Edition continues to provide the most authoritative overview of currently available propagation, noise, reverberation, and sonar-performance models. This fourth edition of a bestseller discusses the fundamental processes involved in simulating the performance of underwater acoustic systems and emphasizes the importance of applying the proper modeling resources to simulate the behavior of sound in virtual ocean environments. New to the Fourth Edition Extensive new material that addresses recent advances in inverse techniques and marine-mammal protection Problem sets in each chapter Updated and expanded inventories of available models Designed for readers with an understanding of underwater acoustics but who are unfamiliar with the various aspects of modeling, the book includes sufficient mathematical derivations to demonstrate model formulations and provides guidelines for selecting and using the models. Examples of each type of model illustrate model formulations, model assumptions, and algorithm efficiency. Simulation case studies are also included to demonstrate practical applications. Providing a thorough source of information on modeling resources, this book examines the translation of our physical understanding of sound in the sea into mathematical models that simulate acoustic propagation, noise, and reverberation in the ocean. The text shows how these models are used to predict and diagnose the performance of complex sonar systems operating in the undersea environment.

History of Russian Underwater Acoustics

History of Russian Underwater Acoustics
  • Author : Oleg A. Godin,David R. Palmer
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Pages : 1272
  • Relase : 2008
  • ISBN : 9789812568250

History of Russian Underwater Acoustics Book Review:

This book describes, using first-person accounts, the history of the development in the Soviet Union and, later, in Russia of an extremely important technical field and how that history was influenced by WWI, WWII, and the Cold War, by government bureaucracy, in both positive and negative ways, by the economic collapse of the Soviet Union, and most importantly, by the dedicated efforts of vast numbers of individuals, including some of the greatest scientific minds of the 20th century. It will make fascinating reading for engineers and scientists who were engaged in similar work in the West, for historians of the Cold War and of the Soviet Union, and for present day researchers who need to learn about Russian scientific contributions.Because of its importance to national security, much of the research and development effort in underwater acoustics was classified during the Cold War, both in the Soviet Union and the United States. This book presents the first declassified accounts of the development of numerous hydroacoustic systems by individuals having first-hand knowledge of the development efforts.

Underwater Acoustic Systems

Underwater Acoustic Systems
  • Author : Rodney F. W. Coates
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 1990
  • ISBN : UCSC:32106009468486

Underwater Acoustic Systems Book Review:

Part of a series which is aimed primarily at a professional engineering or postgraduate student audience, this book concerns the basics of the propagation of sound in the sea, the problems of waveform analysis, underwater acoustic equipment and underwater acoustic communication.

Digital Underwater Acoustic Communications

Digital Underwater Acoustic Communications
  • Author : Lufen Xu,Tianzeng Xu
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 290
  • Relase : 2016-09-16
  • ISBN : 9780128030295

Digital Underwater Acoustic Communications Book Review:

Digital Underwater Acoustic Communications focuses on describing the differences between underwater acoustic communication channels and radio channels, discusses loss of transmitted sound in underwater acoustic channels, describes digital underwater acoustic communication signal processing, and provides a comprehensive reference to digital underwater acoustic communication equipment. This book is designed to serve as a reference for postgraduate students and practicing engineers involved in the design and analysis of underwater acoustic communications systems as well as for engineers involved in underwater acoustic engineering. Introduces the basics of underwater acoustics, along with the advanced functionalities needed to achieve reliable communications in underwater environment Identifies challenges in underwater acoustic channels relative to radio channels, underwater acoustic propagation, and solutions Shows how multi-path structures can be thought of as time diversity signals Presents a new, robust signal processing system, and an advanced FH-SS system for multimedia underwater acoustic communications with moderate communication ranges (above 20km) and rates (above 600bps) Describes the APNFM system for underwater acoustic communication equipment (including both civil and military applications), to be employed in active sonar to improve its performance

Springer Handbook of Acoustics

Springer Handbook of Acoustics
  • Author : Thomas Rossing
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 1179
  • Relase : 2007-06-21
  • ISBN : 9780387304465

Springer Handbook of Acoustics Book Review:

This is an unparalleled modern handbook reflecting the richly interdisciplinary nature of acoustics edited by an acknowledged master in the field. The handbook reviews the most important areas of the subject, with emphasis on current research. The authors of the various chapters are all experts in their fields. Each chapter is richly illustrated with figures and tables. The latest research and applications are incorporated throughout, including computer recognition and synthesis of speech, physiological acoustics, diagnostic imaging and therapeutic applications and acoustical oceanography. An accompanying CD-ROM contains audio and video files.

High-Frequency Seafloor Acoustics

High-Frequency Seafloor Acoustics
  • Author : Darrell Jackson,Michael Richardson
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 616
  • Relase : 2007-08-02
  • ISBN : 9780387369457

High-Frequency Seafloor Acoustics Book Review:

This book is a research monograph on high-Frequency Seafloor Acoustics. It is the first book in a new series sponsored by the Office of Naval Research on the latest research in underwater acoustics. It provides a critical evaluation of the data and models pertaining to high-frequency acoustic interaction with the seafloor, which will be of interest to researchers in underwater acoustics and to developers of sonars. Models and data are presented so as to be readily usable, backed up by extensive explanation. Much of the data is new, and the discussion in on two levels: concise descriptions in the main text backed up by extensive technical appendices.

Transducers and Arrays for Underwater Sound

Transducers and Arrays for Underwater Sound
  • Author : Charles Sherman,John Butler
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 610
  • Relase : 2007-01-05
  • ISBN : 9780387331393

Transducers and Arrays for Underwater Sound Book Review:

The most comprehensive book on electroacoustic transducers and arrays for underwater sound Includes transducer modeling techniques and transducer designs that are currently in use Includes discussion and analysis of array interaction and nonlinear effects in transducers Contains extensive data in figures and tables needed in transducer and array design Written at a level that will be useful to students as well as to practicing engineers and scientists

Passive Acoustic Monitoring of Cetaceans

Passive Acoustic Monitoring of Cetaceans
  • Author : Walter M. X. Zimmer
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2011-04-21
  • ISBN : 9781139498098

Passive Acoustic Monitoring of Cetaceans Book Review:

Passive acoustic monitoring is increasingly used by the scientific community to study, survey and census marine mammals, especially cetaceans, many of which are easier to hear than to see. PAM is also used to support efforts to mitigate potential negative effects of human activities such as ship traffic, military and civilian sonar and offshore exploration. Walter Zimmer provides an integrated approach to PAM, combining physical principles, discussion of technical tools and application-oriented concepts of operations. Additionally, relevant information and tools necessary to assess existing and future PAM systems are presented, with Matlab code used to generate figures and results so readers can reproduce data and modify code to analyse the impact of changes. This allows the principles to be studied whilst discovering potential difficulties and side effects. Aimed at graduate students and researchers, the book provides all information and tools necessary to gain a comprehensive understanding of this interdisciplinary subject.

Digital Sonar Design in Underwater Acoustics

Digital Sonar Design in Underwater Acoustics
  • Author : Qihu Li
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 600
  • Relase : 2011-11-23
  • ISBN : 3642182895

Digital Sonar Design in Underwater Acoustics Book Review:

"Digital Sonar Design in Underwater Acoustics Principles and Applications" provides comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of research on sonar design, including the basic theory and techniques of digital signal processing, basic concept of information theory, ocean acoustics, underwater acoustic signal propagation theory, and underwater signal processing theory. This book discusses the general design procedure and approaches to implementation, the design method, system simulation theory and techniques, sonar tests in the laboratory, lake and sea, and practical validation criteria and methods for digital sonar design. It is intended for researchers in the fields of underwater signal processing and sonar design, and also for navy officers and ocean explorers. Qihu Li is a professor at the Institute of Acoustics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Underwater Acoustic Data Processing

Underwater Acoustic Data Processing
  • Author : Y. T. Chan
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 704
  • Relase : 1989-03-31
  • ISBN : 0792301277

Underwater Acoustic Data Processing Book Review:

This book contains the papers that were accepted for presentation at the 1988 NATO Advanced Study Institute on Underwater Acoustic Data Processing, held at the Royal Military College of Canada from 18 to 29 July, 1988. Approximately 110 participants from various NATO countries were in attendance during this two week period. Their research interests range from underwater acoustics to signal processing and computer science; some are renowned scientists and some are recent Ph.D. graduates. The purpose of the ASI was to provide an authoritative summing up of the various research activities related to sonar technology. The exposition on each subject began with one or two tutorials prepared by invited lecturers, followed by research papers which provided indications of the state of development in that specific area. I have broadly classified the papers into three sections under the titles of I. Propagation and Noise, II. Signal Processing and III. Post Processing. The reader will find in Section I papers on low frequency acoustic sources and effects of the medium on underwater acoustic propagation. Problems such as coherence loss due to boundary interaction, wavefront distortion and multipath transmission were addressed. Besides the medium, corrupting noise sources also have a strong influence on the performance of a sonar system and several researchers described methods of modeling these sources.

Sonar and Underwater Sound

Sonar and Underwater Sound
  • Author : Albert W. Cox
  • Publisher : Free Press
  • Pages : 144
  • Relase : 1974
  • ISBN : UCSD:31822002498939

Sonar and Underwater Sound Book Review:

Ocean Noise and Marine Mammals

Ocean Noise and Marine Mammals
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Ocean Studies Board,Committee on Potential Impacts of Ambient Noise in the Ocean on Marine Mammals
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Pages : 221
  • Relase : 2003-06-22
  • ISBN : 9780309085366

Ocean Noise and Marine Mammals Book Review:

For the 119 species of marine mammals, as well as for some other aquatic animals, sound is the primary means of learning about the environment and of communicating, navigating, and foraging. The possibility that human-generated noise could harm marine mammals or significantly interfere with their normal activities is an issue of increasing concern. Noise and its potential impacts have been regulated since the passage of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972. Public awareness of the issue escalated in 1990s when researchers began using high-intensity sound to measure ocean climate changes. More recently, the stranding of beaked whales in proximity to Navy sonar use has again put the issue in the spotlight. Ocean Noise and Marine Mammals reviews sources of noise in the ocean environment, what is known of the responses of marine mammals to acoustic disturbance, and what models exist for describing ocean noise and marine mammal responses. Recommendations are made for future data gathering efforts, studies of marine mammal behavior and physiology, and modeling efforts necessary to determine what the long- and short-term impacts of ocean noise on marine mammals.

Underwater Acoustic System Analysis

Underwater Acoustic System Analysis
  • Author : William S. Burdic
  • Publisher : Peninsula Pub
  • Pages : 466
  • Relase : 2002
  • ISBN : UCSD:31822035695576

Underwater Acoustic System Analysis Book Review:

Underwater Aacoustic System Analysis provides a comprehensive exploration of underwater acoustics, acoustic signal generation, and acoustic signal processing for the practicing systems analyst and systems engineer. This second edition, first published in 1991, contains all the valuable information in the earlier edition plus a detailed discussion of of adaptive processing as applied to spatial filtering. Highlights of the book are: * Generation and propagation of compressional acoustic acoustic waves in the ocean * narrowband signatures of surface ships caused by cavitating propeller blades and diesel engine firing * Optimization of signal-to-noise ratio and spatial reslution in the presence of multiple acoustic signals * Ambient noise in the ocean, and * Examples of sytem performance analysis