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Impact of noise on seafloor property estimation using Biot model parameters obtained through an inversion of chirp sonar data

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Date Issued:
2003
Summary:
This thesis describes the development and testing of an inversion method, based on the Biot-Stoll acoustic wave propagation model, for estimating sediments properties from acoustic reflection measurements of the seabed. The Biot-Stoll model is a physics-based model which describes the propagation of compressional and shear waves through porous media. Given the physical sediment properties of the seabed, the pressure reflection coefficient of the seabed is calculated using the Biot-Stoll model. The proposed inversion procedure varies sediment properties until a least squares fit is obtained between the output of the model and the measured reflection coefficient. Random errors are introduced into the reflection coefficient measurement to determine the effect of measurement error in the estimation of seabed properties such as permeability, porosity, mean grain diameter, and sediment type.
Title: Impact of noise on seafloor property estimation using Biot model parameters obtained through an inversion of chirp sonar data.
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Name(s): Munro, Lachlan I.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Schock, Steven G., 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: 2003
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 109 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: This thesis describes the development and testing of an inversion method, based on the Biot-Stoll acoustic wave propagation model, for estimating sediments properties from acoustic reflection measurements of the seabed. The Biot-Stoll model is a physics-based model which describes the propagation of compressional and shear waves through porous media. Given the physical sediment properties of the seabed, the pressure reflection coefficient of the seabed is calculated using the Biot-Stoll model. The proposed inversion procedure varies sediment properties until a least squares fit is obtained between the output of the model and the measured reflection coefficient. Random errors are introduced into the reflection coefficient measurement to determine the effect of measurement error in the estimation of seabed properties such as permeability, porosity, mean grain diameter, and sediment type.
Identifier: 9780496219223 (isbn), 13084 (digitool), FADT13084 (IID), fau:9948 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2003.
Subject(s): Underwater acoustics
Marine sediments--Acoustic properties
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