The effects of azimuthal variability on monostatic acoustic backscatter from the seabed

Authors

  • Darey J. MacDougald Def. Res. and Devmt. Canada Atlantic, P.O. Box 1012, Dartmouth, NS, B2Y, Canada
  • Paul C. Hines Def. Res. and Devmt. Canada Atlantic, P.O. Box 1012, Dartmouth, NS, B2Y, Canada
  • John C. Osler Def. Res. and Devmt. Canada Atlantic, P.O. Box 1012, Dartmouth, NS, B2Y, Canada

Keywords:

Acoustic wave backscattering, Hydrophones, Sonar, Statistical methods, Wide band sonars (WBS)

Abstract

The effects of azimuthal variability on monostatic acoustic backscatter from the seabed were studied. When converted to scattering strength, the monostatic return showed considerable variability as a function of azimuth. The results showed that the backsattering strength measurements were independent of frequency within the statistical accuracy of the data.

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Published

2002-09-01

How to Cite

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MacDougald DJ, Hines PC, Osler JC. The effects of azimuthal variability on monostatic acoustic backscatter from the seabed. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2002 Sep. 1 [cited 2022 Dec. 7];30(3):98-9. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1473

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Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada