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broadband signal processor for acoustic imaging using ambient noise

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Date Issued:
1994
Summary:
Buckingham et al. (Nature Vol. 356, p 327) first introduced the concept of acoustic imaging using ambient noise as a method for passively detecting objects in the ocean. Several analytical studies followed, and it was shown that a two dimensional acoustic image could be obtained based on this approach, and that at least 900 pixels are necessary to restitute the details of spherical objects placed in an underwater sound channel. The alternative approach described in this paper is based on a signal processing which uses the broadband nature of the ambient noise in the ocean, and therefore, optimizes the use of available sound energy scattered by the object. Images with thousands of pixels can be obtained using a relatively small number of transducers. This method has been validated using simple experiments in air, scaled to represent an ocean application, and results showing images of various objects will be presented.
Title: A broadband signal processor for acoustic imaging using ambient noise.
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Name(s): Olivieri, Marc P.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Glegg, Stewart A. L., Thesis advisor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1994
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 122 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Buckingham et al. (Nature Vol. 356, p 327) first introduced the concept of acoustic imaging using ambient noise as a method for passively detecting objects in the ocean. Several analytical studies followed, and it was shown that a two dimensional acoustic image could be obtained based on this approach, and that at least 900 pixels are necessary to restitute the details of spherical objects placed in an underwater sound channel. The alternative approach described in this paper is based on a signal processing which uses the broadband nature of the ambient noise in the ocean, and therefore, optimizes the use of available sound energy scattered by the object. Images with thousands of pixels can be obtained using a relatively small number of transducers. This method has been validated using simple experiments in air, scaled to represent an ocean application, and results showing images of various objects will be presented.
Identifier: 15065 (digitool), FADT15065 (IID), fau:11843 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.E.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1994.
Subject(s): Acoustic imaging
Signal processing
Underwater acoustics
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