Accession Number : ADD018763

Title :   Method and Apparatus of Classifying Marine Sediments

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s) : Turgut, Altan

PDF Url : ADD018763

Report Date : 11 Apr 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Various schemes are known to classify marine sediments. Common to all is the launching of an acoustic pulse into the water column above the sediments, detecting echoes of the pulse reflected from various sediment layers, and processing the pulses in accordance with some model to infer the acoustic parameters of the various layers, which, if done accurately, effectively identifies the constituents of the sediments, e.g. sand, clay, gravel, etc.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *ACOUSTIC WAVES, *ACOUSTIC SCATTERING, *SEDIMENTS, *OCEAN BOTTOM, COMPUTATIONS, LAYERS, PARAMETERS, WATER, GRAVEL, SAND, ECHOES, PULSES, LAUNCHING, CLASSIFICATION, CLAY, MARINE BIOLOGY, ACOUSTIC PROPERTIES

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Acoustics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE