Accession Number : AD0735995

Title :   The Calculation of the Surface Backscattering Coefficient of Underwater Sound from Measured Data.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : SACLANT ASW RESEARCH CENTRE LA SPEZIA (ITALY)

Personal Author(s) : Bachmann,Wolfgang ; de Raigniac,Bernard

Report Date : 01 NOV 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : The prediction of sonar performance requires valid models for propagation and reverberation of sound. The report describes an improved technique for determining surface backscattering coefficients from field data. High precision, compared with conventional methods of backscattering analysis, has been achieved by taking into account the temperature-profile and volume-scattering profile. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*UNDERWATER SOUND, BACKSCATTERING), (*SONAR EQUIPMENT, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), REVERBERATION, SOUND TRANSMISSION, HYDROPHONES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, ITALY

Subject Categories : Acoustic Detection and Detectors
      Acoustics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE