Accession Number : ADA118324

Title :   Use of Theoretical Controls in Underwater Acoustic Model Evaluation.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Oct 78-Oct 81,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Pedersen,M A ; McGirr,R W

PDF Url : ADA118324

Report Date : 04 Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 193

Abstract : This report supports the Acoustic Model Evaluation Committee (AMEC) by addressing one technique for the critical evaluation of underwater propagation models; ie, the use of theoretical test cases to assess model accuracy. Six advantages of a comparison with theoretical controls are discussed. Several critical environments have been identified where measurements and theory are lacking, and several unresolved theoretical questions are posed. Detailed results are presented for about 20 test cases, while definitive test environments are specified or outlined for more than 30 other test cases. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Underwater acoustics, *Theory, *Test and evaluation, Models, Propagation, Control, Experimental data

Subject Categories : Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE