Impact of Littoral Environmental Variability of Acoustic Predictions and Sonar Performance

  • Nicholas G. Pace
  • Finn B. Jensen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Ocean Variability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. Lynch, A. Fredricks, J. Colosi, G. Gawarkiewicz, A. Newhall, C.S. Chiu et al.
      Pages 3-10
    3. Bruce H. Pasewark, Stephen N. Wolf, Marshall H. Orr, James F. Lynch
      Pages 11-18
    4. Jürgen Sellschopp, Peter Nielsen, Martin Siderius
      Pages 19-26
    5. A. C. Lavery, T. K. Stanton, P. H. Wiebe
      Pages 63-70
  3. Seabed Variability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. A. Turgut, D. Lavoie, D. J. Walter, W. B. Sawyer
      Pages 91-98
    3. Larry A. Mayer, Barbara J. Kraft, Peter Simpkin, Paul Lavoie, Eric Jabs, Eric Lynskey
      Pages 115-122
    4. B. J. Kraft, L. A. Mayer, P. Simpkin, P. Lavoie, E. Jabs, E. Lynskey et al.
      Pages 123-130
    5. Stan E. Dosso, Michael J. Wilmut
      Pages 171-178
    6. Paul C. Hines, John C. Osler, Darcy J. Macdougald
      Pages 179-186
    7. Kevin L. Williams, Darrell R. Jackson, Eric I. Thorsos, Dajun Tang, Kevin B. Briggs
      Pages 195-202
    8. Anthony P. Lyons, Douglas A. Abraham, Eric Pouliquen
      Pages 211-218
  4. Acoustic Fluctuations: Measurements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Peter L. Nielsen, Martin Siderius, Jürgen Sellschopp
      Pages 237-244
    3. Philip Abbot, Charles Gedney, Ira Dyer, Ching-Sang Chiu
      Pages 255-262
    4. R. Field, J. Newcomb, J. Showalter, J. George, Z. Hallock
      Pages 271-278
    5. W. A. Kuperman, S. Kim, G. F. Edelmann, W. S. Hodgkiss, H. C. Song, T. Akal
      Pages 279-286
    6. Michael B. Porter, Paul Hursky, Martin Siderius, Vincent K. McDonald, Paul Baxley
      Pages 287-294
    7. W. S. Hodgkiss, W. A. Kuperman, D. E. Ensberg
      Pages 295-302
    8. S. M. Simmons, O. R. Hinton, A. E. Adams, B. S. Sharif, J. A. Neasham
      Pages 303-310
  5. Acoustic Fluctuations: Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 327-327
    2. Eric I. Thorsos, Frank S. Henyey, Kevin L. Williams, W. T. Elam, Stephen A. Reynolds
      Pages 337-344
    3. C. H. Harrison, M. Prior, A. Baldacci
      Pages 361-368

About this book


The limiting influence of the environment on sonar has long been recognised as a major challenge to science and technology. As the area of interest shifts towards the lit­ toral, environmental influences become dominant both in time and space. The manyfold challenges encompass prediction, measurement, assessment and adaptive responses to maximize the effectiveness of systems. Although MCM and ASW activities are dom­ inated in different ways and scales by the environment, both warfare areas have had to consider the significantly changing requirements posed by operations in the littoraL The fundamental scientific issues involved in developing models relating acoustics to the environment are matched in difficulty by the need for data for their validation and eventual practical use for prediction. In many instances the need is for on-line adaptation of systems to changing circumstances whilst other needs are for the Ionger term planning activities. This book and the attached full-color CD are the proceedings of a conference organ­ ised by the SACLANT Undersea Research Centre, held at Villa Marigola, Lerici, Italy, on 16-20 September 2002. The fundamental problems associated with environmental 1 variability and sonar were explored at a previous SACLANTCEN conference in 1990. These problems have not gone away but, on the one hand are exaggerated by the move to the littoral and on the other hand, are open to treatrnent in new ways that advances in technology and computer power allow.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Nicholas G. Pace
    • 1
  • Finn B. Jensen
    • 1
  1. 1.SACLANT Undersea Research CentreLa SpeziaItaly

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