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Design of an active sonar for measuring bubble clouds under breaking waves

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Date Issued:
2000
Summary:
This thesis describes an active sonar mounted to an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) for measuring bubble clouds below breaking waves. A new development is the application of a very broadband sonar signal-processing scheme for the sonar. It is shown that using the active sonar on an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle provides reliable data and that good results are obtained by using a correlation processor. This thesis describes the optimum processing procedure for this application, resolution, and signal to noise constraints. Experimental results are given which show that bubbles can be imaged using an active sonar from an AUV platform. It was shown in the experimental results that the additive and the multiplicative processing produced good results for different situations. The multiplicative procedure was more consistent in the identification of bubble clouds than the additive process. One could see from the multiplicative images for the sea experiment where the bubble clouds were located while in the additive images one could only tell that a bubble cloud was identified.
Title: Design of an active sonar for measuring bubble clouds under breaking waves.
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Name(s): Quant, Roberta Wendy.
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: 2000
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 166 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: This thesis describes an active sonar mounted to an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) for measuring bubble clouds below breaking waves. A new development is the application of a very broadband sonar signal-processing scheme for the sonar. It is shown that using the active sonar on an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle provides reliable data and that good results are obtained by using a correlation processor. This thesis describes the optimum processing procedure for this application, resolution, and signal to noise constraints. Experimental results are given which show that bubbles can be imaged using an active sonar from an AUV platform. It was shown in the experimental results that the additive and the multiplicative processing produced good results for different situations. The multiplicative procedure was more consistent in the identification of bubble clouds than the additive process. One could see from the multiplicative images for the sea experiment where the bubble clouds were located while in the additive images one could only tell that a bubble cloud was identified.
Identifier: 9780599747364 (isbn), 15792 (digitool), FADT15792 (IID), fau:12544 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2000.
Subject(s): Sonar
Bubbles
Ocean waves
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