Research Summaries

Back Vector Field Studies in Shallow Water and in the Presence of 3-D Variability

Fiscal Year 2018
Division Graduate School of Engineering & Applied Science
Department Physics
Investigator(s) Smith, Kevin B.
Sponsor Office of Naval Research (Navy)
Summary The goals of this work are varied, and include a continuation of some previous efforts to study the flow of energy in the acoustic field in shallow water 2-D and 3-D environments. One goal will be to improve our understanding of the effects of rough surface scattering on acoustic energy flow. Another goal will be to examine the information that is available from point measurements of the directional noise field, collected during previous and future tests, and potential applications of this data for geoacoustic inversion. In addition, new studies with directional acoustic modems will investigate the plausibility of utilizing such systems for tracking of submerged units, such as divers, and associated data exfiltration in shallow water. Data collected from these studies will also provide opportunities for analysis of probe signals to characterize the propagation environment.
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