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Date Issued:
1999
Summary:
Over recent years, the trend in Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) design has been to reduce vehicle size and cost. On board navigation systems are both large and expensive so alternate solutions for vehicle positioning are required. The thesis explores the performance of a passive platform, the Ambient Noise Sonar (ANS), in remotely detecting, localizing and tracking submersible vessels. This task is achieved by exploiting communication signatures emitted by the moving submersible. The utility modem integrated on the AUV can be operated in a PSK and a MFSK mode. It was demonstrated that the ANS successfully tracks AUVs in both cases. First, the thesis presents the sonar beamformer and shows its potential for tracking by using the AUV communication signals. It describes a scheme developed to enhance the processor performance in a multi-target configuration and clutter. Then, it discusses promising tracking results from experiments conducted in summer and fall 1998, off the coast of South Florida.
Title: A passive platform for tracking underwater vehicles.
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Name(s): Dufour, Emmanuel R.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Glegg, Stewart A. L., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1999
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 151 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Over recent years, the trend in Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) design has been to reduce vehicle size and cost. On board navigation systems are both large and expensive so alternate solutions for vehicle positioning are required. The thesis explores the performance of a passive platform, the Ambient Noise Sonar (ANS), in remotely detecting, localizing and tracking submersible vessels. This task is achieved by exploiting communication signatures emitted by the moving submersible. The utility modem integrated on the AUV can be operated in a PSK and a MFSK mode. It was demonstrated that the ANS successfully tracks AUVs in both cases. First, the thesis presents the sonar beamformer and shows its potential for tracking by using the AUV communication signals. It describes a scheme developed to enhance the processor performance in a multi-target configuration and clutter. Then, it discusses promising tracking results from experiments conducted in summer and fall 1998, off the coast of South Florida.
Identifier: 9780599372825 (isbn), 15671 (digitool), FADT15671 (IID), fau:12427 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1999.
Subject(s): Oceanographic submersibles--Automatic control
Underwater acoustics
Acoustical engineering
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