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Adaptive beam-forming algorithm for mine detection in shallow water
Author(s): Robert J. McDonald; JoEllen Wilbur
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Paper Abstract

Acoustic detection of mine like objects in a shallow water environment is often limited by reverberation. This paper describes a toroidal array beamforming methodology for a shallow water environment, whereby vehicle attitude data is used to adaptively stabilize and scan several narrow sonar beams down a water column. By averaging over several beams the reverberation level is reduced, thus increasing the signal to noise ratio and greatly improving the area coverage rate for the sonar.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 May 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2765, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets, (31 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.241258
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Robert J. McDonald, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)
JoEllen Wilbur, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2765:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets
Abinash C. Dubey; Robert L. Barnard; Colin J. Lowe; John E. McFee, Editor(s)

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