Principles of Sonar Performance Modelling / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Sonar performance modelling (SPM) is concerned with the prediction of quantitative measures of sonar performance, such as probability of detection. It is a multi-disciplinary subject, requiring knowledge and expertise in the disparate fields of underwater acoustics, acoustical oceanography, sonar signal processing and statistical detection theory. No books have been published on this subject, however, since the 3rd edition of Urick’s classic work 25 years ago and so Dr Ainslie’s book will fill a much-needed gap in the market. Currently, up-to-date information can only be found, in different forms and often with conflicting information, in various journals, conference and textbook publications.
Dr Michael Ainslie is eminently qualified to write this unique book. He has worked on sonar performance modeling problems since 1983. He has written many peer reviewed research articles and conference papers related to sonar performance modeling, making contributions in the fields of sound propagation and detection theory.
Table of Contents
The Sonar Equations
Underwater Acoustics (I): theory
Sonar Signal Processing
Statistical Detection Theory
Underwater Acoustics (II): sources and scatterers of sound
Underwater Acoustics (III): propagation effects
The Sonar Equations Revisited
The Future of Sonar Performance Modelling
Appendix 1: Special functions and mathematical operations
Appendix 2: Units and nomenclature
Appendix 3: Fish and their swim bladders.