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volume scattering model for sediment classification through acoustic means

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1993
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A simple model is developed to evaluate the acoustic scattering environment of sediments based on the envelope function of digital sub-bottom sonar data. Scattering pressure and intensity histograms are produced from model results. These histograms are compared to the theoretical distributions expected for scattering event pressure and intensity. Sediment composition is inferred from the determined acoustic scattering environment. The model has been applied to X-Star digital sub-bottom data taken in the vicinity of St. John's Harbor, New Brunswick. Model results are compared to ground truth (Borehole logs) taken within the survey area. This comparison indicates general trends within the sediment scattering environment which may be linked to sediment composition. Distinct differences in model results were noted over areas of differing sediment types.
Title: A volume scattering model for sediment classification through acoustic means.
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Name(s): Jenkins, Michael Gerard.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
LeBlanc, Lester R., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1993
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 76 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: A simple model is developed to evaluate the acoustic scattering environment of sediments based on the envelope function of digital sub-bottom sonar data. Scattering pressure and intensity histograms are produced from model results. These histograms are compared to the theoretical distributions expected for scattering event pressure and intensity. Sediment composition is inferred from the determined acoustic scattering environment. The model has been applied to X-Star digital sub-bottom data taken in the vicinity of St. John's Harbor, New Brunswick. Model results are compared to ground truth (Borehole logs) taken within the survey area. This comparison indicates general trends within the sediment scattering environment which may be linked to sediment composition. Distinct differences in model results were noted over areas of differing sediment types.
Identifier: 14945 (digitool), FADT14945 (IID), fau:11725 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1993.
Subject(s): Sedimentation analysis
Underwater acoustics
Sound--Reverberation
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