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Animal Sonar pp 773-783 | Cite as

Biosonar Signal Processing Applications

  • Robert W. Floyd
Part of the NATO ASI Science book series (NSSA, volume 156)

Abstract

Dolphins have a sophisticated echolocation, or sonar, system that is well adapted to their environment. Given that it serves the animal well, one might ask how the dolphin sonar compares to man made sonars, and if there is anything useful one might apply from knowledge of the dolphin's echolocation system. In this paper we will compare the capabilities of dolphin sonar to some existing manufactured sonars, identify important differences between the two systems, and describe methods by which manmade sonars could be improved using our current knowledge of dolphin sonars.

Keywords

Beam Pattern Range Resolution Critical Band Azimuth Resolution Echolocation Signal 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert W. Floyd
    • 1
  1. 1.Naval Ocean Systems CenterKailuaUSA

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