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Title: The development and testing of a parametric sonar system for use in sediment classification and the detection of buried objects
Author: Lepper, Paul Andrew
ISNI:       0000 0001 3608 315X
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 1999
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This thesis describes the work carried out in the development and testing of parametric sonar systems for application in the fields of seabed sediment characterisation and classification, and the detection of seabed embedded objects. Parametric sonar systems offer a number of advantages over conventional sonar systems. This is especially true of the conflicting requirements of both seabed delineation and penetration required for a practical sub-seabed profiling system. Echoes from sub-bottom layers vary in strength dependent on both the boundary acoustic reflectivity and the absorption characteristics of the layer above. Absorption effects are usually frequency dependent, allowing better penetration to lower frequency signals.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: European Commission
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Target detection; Seabed