Performance of Airborne Animal Sonar Systems: I. Microchiroptera

  • Hans-Ulrich Schnitzler
  • O’Dell W. HensonJr.
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (volume 28)


Animals living in the dark are faced with the problem that vision is only of limited use for orientation in the environment and for the detection and identification of relevant targets. In order to cope with this situation, some animals, during evolution, developed eyes which were especially adapted for good visual efficiency at low light intensities whereas others improved the remaining sensory systems.


Interaural Time Difference Sonar System Wing Beat Sound Emission Wing Beat Frequency 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans-Ulrich Schnitzler
    • 1
  • O’Dell W. HensonJr.
    • 2
  1. 1.Fachbereich BiologiePhilipps-Universität355 Marburg/LahnDeutschland
  2. 2.Department of AnatomyU. of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA

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