New array technologies for target discrimination

Joseph S. Lombardo, Bruce K. Newhall, Jean Pierre Feuillet

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Abstract

New mobile acoustic sensor arrays are being developed to address the changing requirements for submarine surveillance. Recent measurements from a new experimental towed array 3.5 nmi long determined that the deep ocean will support coherent acoustic propagation at very low frequencies. Thus, an aperture of that length could be used effectively for open-ocean surveillance, but its performance can be severely limited by operational and water depth constraints in littoral environments. A higher-frequency twin-line array is being developed to achieve higher gains in coastal regions with reduced horizontal signal coherence and additionally to resolve the left-right ambiguity inherent in single-line arrays.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)154-161
Number of pages8
JournalJohns Hopkins APL Technical Digest (Applied Physics Laboratory)
Volume14
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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