Accession Number : ADD018131

Title :   Acoustic and Environmental Monitoring System.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 24 Feb 95, patented 2 Apr 96,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Shonting, David H

Report Date : Apr 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The present invention relates to an acoustic and environmental monitoring system which correlates natural phenomena and the sound produced by that phenomena. The system includes a bottom mounted hydrophone for measuring, monitoring ambient sound produced by rainfall, waves and wind with the sensors for measuring/monitoring wave height and direction, wind speed and direction and rainfall rate being located within 100 meters of the sound monitoring hydrophone. The system further includes electrical circuitry for correlating the measured natural phenomena with the measured/monitored sea sound surface.

Descriptors :   *HYDROPHONES, *PATENTS, SIGNAL PROCESSING, OCEAN WAVES, OCEAN SURFACE, MONITORING, WIND, ACOUSTIC DETECTION, RAINFALL INTENSITY, WIND DIRECTION, ACOUSTIC MEASUREMENT, WIND VELOCITY, RAINFALL, AMBIENT NOISE, UNDERWATER ACOUSTICS, ACOUSTIC DATA, SOUND PRESSURE, BANDPASS FILTERS, UNDERWATER SOUND, UNDERWATER SOUND GENERATORS

Subject Categories : Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE