PRINCIPLES OF SONAR PERFORMANCE MODELING

Michael A. Ainslie

PRINCIPLES OF SONAR PERFORMANCE MODELING Sonar performance modeling is concerned with the prediction of quantitative measures of sonar performance such as probability of detection, requiring use of knowledge and methods drawn from the disparate fields of underwater acoustics, acoustical oceanography, sonar signal processing, and statistical detection theory. This book, intended for both developers and users of sonar performance models, provides a long-awaited modern treatment of these disciplines, presented with consistent definitions, notation, and methodology throughout. Applications include both passive and active search sonar and a variety of underwater sensing systems and acoustic deterrents.

Principles of Sonar Performance Modeling

Table of Contents

Preface
Foreword
Acknowledgements

PART I FOUNDATIONS
1. Introduction
2. Essential background
3. The sonar equations

PART II THE FOUR PILLARS
4. Sonar oceanography
5. Underwater acoustics
6. Sonar signal processing
7. Statistical detection theory

PART III TOWARDS APPLICATIONS
8. Sources and scatterers of sound
9. Propagation of underwater sound
10. Transmitter and receiver characteristics
11. The sonar equations revisited

APPENDICES
A. Special functions and mathematical operations
B. Units and nomenclature
C. Fish and their swimbladders

Index



Extent: 736 pages, Full colour throughout
Binding: Hardback
Published: 2010
ISBN: 978-3-540-87661-8



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