Accession Number : ADA191910

Title :   On Modeling the Distribution of Non-Gaussian Ambient Noise.

Descriptive Note : Professional paper,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Torrez, William C

PDF Url : ADA191910

Report Date : Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : The applicability of tractable first-order non-Gaussian models for the ambient noise probability distribution is investigated. The models considered here are the Gauss-Gauss mixture model and the Johnson S system of probability density functions. The moment generating function method is used to fit the sample data to the Gauss-Gauss mixture model while the method of quantile matching is used to fit the data to the Johnson probability density functions. The results show that the Johnson system may be computationally more tractable in its application and more robust to nonstationary behavior in the data.

Descriptors :   *AMBIENT NOISE, METHOD OF MOMENTS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, PROBABILITY DENSITY FUNCTIONS, PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, TRACTABLE

Subject Categories : Acoustics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE