Why Use Sonar?

  • John J. Leonard
  • Hugh F. Durrant-Whyte
Part of the The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 175)


This monograph has investigated the problem of sonar-based navigation. By way of conclusion, this chapter assesses the potential of sonar in comparison to other sensing alternatives and discusses an agenda of future research.


Mobile Robot Obstacle Avoidance Automatic Gain Control Sonar Data Multi Target Tracking 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • John J. Leonard
    • 1
  • Hugh F. Durrant-Whyte
    • 2
  1. 1.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologySea Grant College ProgramCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Engineering ScienceUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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