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Write a customer review. The use of chirp technology with very well controlled receiver filter characteristics such as is used in EdgeTech's Full Spectrum systems can ensure that out of band system noise does not limit range. Urick is the most widely used book on underwater acoustics and sonar published today. Now we have to content ourselves with his books. Popular in Entertainment General. Andu Albalat. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.
Sonar Performance Thus: The resolution of a sonar is its ability to determine the presence of two small objects separated by a distance X. For this purpose we use the following rule to determine if the targets will be resolved. Speed The Surveyor should tow the side scan sonar at a speed such that an object 1 m on a side on the sea floor would be independently insonified a minimum of three times per pass. The Multi ping sonar allows for faster tow speeds due to the increased ping rates. Data acquisition Target recognition In general.
If the object in question is smaller than 1m x 1 m x 1 m the system should be operated in such a manner that at least three hits pings on a target is obtained.
This is achieved by varying the speed and or repetition rate of the side scan system. A minimum of 3 "hits" on a target at m range is the general standard used in target recognition and classification. Longer sonar ranges have slower ping rates. Sonar Performance The number of pings per second. Using this criteria we can find the maximum tow speed at which the conditions are met for m range for the 2 frequencies.
Data acquisition Bottom Coverage Bottom coverage is the term used to describe the extent to which the bottom has been insonified by side scan sonar swaths.
One hundred percent coverage is defined as an area insonified once.
Conduct two separate percent coverages in orthogonal directions. Conduct a survey where the vessel track lines are separated by one-half the distance required for percent coverage. Conduct two separate percent coverages wherein the vessel track lines during the second coverage split the difference between the track lines of the first coverage.
Data acquisition There are three methods used to achieve the required coverage of an area.
This technique may be advantageous when searching for small man-made objects on the bottom as the bottom is insonified in different aspects.
Final track spacing is essentially the same as technique 1. What the sonar range should be set to is a function of several factors. Data acquisition Horizontal Range Side scan sonar ranges refer to the range of the display on each side. For example.
Side Scan range Environmental Conditions: The acoustic environment can have a severe affect on the operating range of a side scan sonar. There are 4 primary factors which may affect range performance: Side Scan range Noise: The ambient noise level for sidescan sonar frequencies to Khz typically is mostly dominated by acoustic and waterborne electrical noise or interference from the vehicle platform itself. The use of chirp technology with very well controlled receiver filter characteristics such as is used in EdgeTech's Full Spectrum systems can ensure that out of band system noise does not limit range.
The 2 way transmission loss the total drop in intensity a signal undergoes traveling to and from the target for a Khz signal is shown graphically in Figure 1 for two extreme. Side Scan range Water Conditions: The water temperature and salinity can have a dramatic affect on range performance. Statements of outrageous or excessive range performance by a manufacturer may well be true under one of the extreme conditions that can be found in nature. Side Scan range The vertical scale is logarithmic.
Water Depth: The effects of water depth are illustrated in Figure 2. A dB loss is therefore a million fold reduction and is a typical loss that can be tolerated by good sonar systems. A given sonar system with good range performance out to m in Florida waters. In shallow waters this effect is pronounced in the lower frequency hence longer range systems.
The vertical beam shape of the sonar inevitably has some response to echoes returning from the surface. Side Scan range The beam shape shown in the previous slide is highly idealized but illustrates the essential concepts. It is worth noting that the frequency dependant loss experienced by the sound is weakly dependant on pressure depth. Thus maximum range is also limited by the altitude to range ratio.
Side Scan range Altitude: The backscattering strength of the sea floor intensity of initial echoes is a strong function of the grazing angle.
Side Scan range EdgeTech's statement of maximum range for a system is given for the following general and typical conditions: Full Spectrum Sonar Systems. Sonar for Practising Engineers. Analysis, Design and Performance of Sonar. Richard P. Underwater Acoustic System Analysis. William S. Introduction to Physical Oceanography.
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Read reviews that mention underwater acoustics underwater sound reference advanced dated. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Hardcover Verified Purchase. As the other reviewers have said, it is a bit dated, but the fundamental concepts are presented clearly and in sufficient detail.
The applications in the text are primarily military, which is understandable since the research in the field of underwater acoustics as a whole has been driven by military applications and money over the years. Finally, the price is right, especially if you're buying for a reference rather than for a specific class textbook. One person found this helpful. I always knew there were waves in the ocean, but sound waves?!
This book took me on a wild ride: Highly recommended if you don't have the opportunity to stick your head 2 miles underwater. If you are interested in this, then you need this book. It is the classic reference. Even if there are better, more in-depth, more advanced references, you still need this one.
Not everything in this book is for the beginner Great overview of everthing relating to what the title implies Very good quality. Exactly as expected. I'm really satisfied about this item. Very useful publication, I suggest interested readers to buy it. I have used this book for many decade and have found it excellant. This however is one of it's faults, it is dated. I am the author of a new book intended to be an update and extension. My book is available at Amazon.
It is Underwater Acoustics: I first purchased this book as a requirement for my Hydroacoustics class as an Undergraduate. I also used this text as reference for my advanced Underwater Acoustics class I took as a graduate student. Now as a professional, I have used this text for reference.
This is such a good text for anyone needing information on Underwater Acoustics and Sonar. It breaks everything down for application versus theory.
As an oceanographic acoustics engineer, I truly treasured Robert Urick's books. His depth of in-ocean experience and research familiarity is unparalleled, and much of this oozes out in hundreds of little doses throughout his books. As others have stated, his ability to concisely convey this information is remarkable, and not to be missed.
Back in the day he used to give one-week intensive acoustics courses, and these were not to be missed either.
Now we have to content ourselves with his books. Some of us have copies annotated during one of his lecture series. These are to be doubly-treasured. But for the rest of you his original book will do just fine. See all 12 reviews.
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