Geophysical Sciences

Principles of Sonar Performance Modelling

Authors: Ainslie, Michael

  • Covers the multiple disciplines involved in sonar performance modeling
  • Makes the most up-to-date knowledge available to a wide audience
  • Featuring rigorous and consistent mathematical notation, it brings this complex and important subject to as wide a readership as possible
  • Considers in depth each discipline of acoustics, oceanography, signal processing and detection theory
  • Provides thorough and self-consistent definitions
  • Gives derivations and worked examples for both expert and novice readers
  • Illustrated with many worked examples at all levels using various modern SPM tools
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Dr Ainslie’s book provides a long-awaited complete and modern treatment of sonar performance modelling (SPM). In this context, the word "sonar" is used in a broad sense, to mean any deliberate use of underwater sound, including by marine mammals. The acronym "SONAR" stands for "sound navigation and ranging", but this book demonstrates how sonar systems and methodology are used for a variety of sensing, communications and deterrence systems, and by a number of industries and end-users (military, offshore, fisheries, surveyors and oceanography).

The first three chapters provide background information and introduce the sonar equations. The author then lays the main foundations with separate chapters on acoustical oceanography, underwater acoustics, signal processing and statistical detection theory. These disparate disciplines are integrated expertly and authoritatively into a coherent whole, with as much detail as necessary added for more advanced applications of SPM. The book is illustrated with numerous worked examples, at both introductory and advanced levels, created using a variety of modern SPM tools.

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“This book attempts to provide a combination of information and understanding of the physics and detection theory to enable the reader to address sonar performance issues. … this book is most useful for those who need to build models of aspects of sonar performance. It will also be useful for those who need to specify, test, or evaluate models. … a source of material for someone preparing a course on underwater acoustics or sonar performance modelling. … a good reference book for an acoustics library.” (Adrian Brown, International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration, Vol. 17 (1), 2012)

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eBook $229.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $299.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-540-87661-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Principles of Sonar Performance Modelling
Authors
Series Title
Geophysical Sciences
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-87662-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-87662-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-87661-8
Series ISSN
1615-9748
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 707
Additional Information
Jointly published with Praxis Publishing, UK
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