Accession Number : ADD014217

Title :   Broadband Sonar Signal Processor and Target Recognition System.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 31 Dec 87, patented 11 Jul 89,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Au, Whitlow W ; Martin, Douglas W

Report Date : 11 Jul 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Target discrimination involves processing of sonar echoes in the time-domain and using features of the targets that the human auditory system uses (time separation and amplitude of echo highlights). Known targets are placed in the water and ensonified by multiple broadband transient signals. Echoes from each of the known targets have time-domain feature data extracted and stored to construct a library of known target features. Unknown targets echoes of transmitted multiple broadband transient signal are received and time-domain feature data is extracted from these. A comparison of the unknown target echo features with the known target echo features provides a discrimination of the unknown target echoes. Keywords: Patents. (RH)

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *PROCESSING EQUIPMENT, *SONAR ECHOES, *SONAR SIGNALS, *TARGET DISCRIMINATION, *TARGET ECHOES, AMPLITUDE, BROADBAND, ECHOES, HEARING, HUMANS, PROCESSING, SEPARATION, SIGNALS, SONAR, TARGET RECOGNITION, TARGETS, TIME, TRANSIENTS, WATER

Subject Categories : Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE