Aspects of Signal Processing

With Emphasis on Underwater Acoustics Part 1 Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute held at Portovenere, La Spezia, Italy 30 August–11 September 1976

  • G. Tacconi

Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (ASIC, volume 33-1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVI
  2. Properties of Time/Space Variant Transmission Channel and Underwater Communications

  3. Detection Estimation and Tracking Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. O. L. Frost
      Pages 125-162
    3. B. Picinbono
      Pages 163-179
    4. Ph. de Heering
      Pages 181-201
    5. Hugh A. Reeder
      Pages 213-220
    6. G. Clifford Carter
      Pages 251-256
    7. Kenneth B. Theriault, Arthur B. Baggeroer
      Pages 279-295
  4. Time-Space Processing, Adaptive Processing and Normalization, Quantization Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. J. W. R. Griffiths, J. E. Hudson
      Pages 299-308
    3. Peter M. Schultheiss
      Pages 309-331
    4. P. J. W. Rayner
      Pages 333-353
    5. Bernard Widrow, John McCool, Michael G. Larimore, C. Richard Johnson Jr.
      Pages 355-393

About these proceedings


The summer school held in Portovenere followed a tutorial format with the purpose of familiarizing postdoctoral or postgraduate students in the basic theories and up-to-date applications of present knowledge. Although, from a teaching point of view, a certain areount of overlapping is always useful, in order to avoid excessive duplication direct contact between lecturers expert in the same subject was encouraged during the preparation phase. In recent years computer facilities and theoretical implementa­ tion have considerably increased the possibility of solving problems relating to signal detection in noise. Any type of communication may take advantage of signal processing principles, including any type of physical measurement that can be considered as a non-semantic and/or quasi-semantic communication. Since signal processing techniques are common to many branches of science (telecommunications, radar, sonar, seismology, geophysics, nuclear research, space research and others), the advanced and sophisticated levels reached singularly in anyone of them could be used to the advantage of the others. In particular, underwater acoustics is a discipline which, to some extent, represents a practical general model that has permitted the development of signal processing techniques suitable to meet data reduction and interpretation needs of other branches of science. This ASI consequently underlined the inter-disciplinarity of signal proces­ sing in order that the principles of outstanding methods developed in one field may be adapted to others.


acoustics adaptive Filter communication detection electromagnetic wave filters signal processing uncertainty

Editors and affiliations

  • G. Tacconi
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GenoaItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1977
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-1225-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-1223-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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