Accession Number : AD0619837

Title :   BOTTOM SONAR SEARCH TECHNIQUES,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE

Personal Author(s) : Yules,John A. ; Edgerton,Harold E.

Report Date : 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Pulsed sonar apparatus is used to search for projections from the submarine bottom. It was learned that there are several methods of surveying a large area of the sea floor in a short time. The selection of a particular searching technique must be governed by the problem at hand, taking into account such parameters as the water depth, maneuverability of the ship, and general type of submarine terrain. Often a succession of techniques may be of use in investigating a particular area. It is the intent here to demonstrate that even relatively simple sonar systems, when intelligently and systematically employed, can yield a tremendous amount of information in a short time.

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN BOTTOM, SONAR PULSES), (*SONAR, UNDERWATER OBJECT LOCATORS), (*UNDERWATER OBJECT LOCATORS, OCEAN BOTTOM), OCEANOGRAPHY, MARINE GEOLOGY, SONAR SIGNALS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE