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Target Identification in a Natural Environment: A Statistical View of the Inverse Problem

  • Manell E. Zakharia
Part of the NATO ASI Science book series (NSSA, volume 156)


In a natural environment, the sonar system of bats or dolphins has three main roles: detection, location and recognition (classification) of targets and obstacles. To get the information on their prey (identification and size estimation), the animals using a biological sonar are faced with solving an inverse sonar problem: starting with an echoe’s sequence, how to extract characteristic parameters that can be used for target identification.


Target Movement Target Identification Sonar System Acoustical Path Nervous Stimulus 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Manell E. Zakharia
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Traitement du Signal UA 346b, CNRSI.C.P.I. LyonLyon Cedex 02France

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