Kevin D. Heaney

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The problem of how to optimally deploy a suite of sensors to estimate the oceanographic environment is addressed. An optimal way to estimate nowcast and predict forecast the ocean environment is to assimilate measurements from dynamic and uncertain regions into a dynamical ocean model. In order to determine the sensor deployment strategy that optimally(More)
Four acoustic Seagliders were deployed in the Philippine Sea November 2010 to April 2011 in the vicinity of an acoustic tomography array. The gliders recorded over 2000 broadband transmissions at ranges up to 700 km from moored acoustic sources as they transited between mooring sites. The precision of glider positioning at the time of acoustic reception is(More)
Passive acoustic monitoring of marine mammal calls is an increasingly important method for assessing population numbers, distribution, and behavior. A common mistake in the analysis of marine mammal acoustic data is formulating conclusions about these animals without first understanding how environmental properties such as bathymetry, sediment properties,(More)
Although a significant amount of theoretical and numerical modeling effort has been put into the study of three-dimensional (3D) acoustic propagation on a coastal wedge, including the development of the ASA 3D benchmark problem set, there have been few observations of the predicted 3D propagation effects. Significant horizontal multipath arrivals were(More)
A source near the deep sound channel axis excites mode groups (or paths) that involve both deep sound channel and boundary interacting propagation. Dispersion from a broadband source as measured on a single hydrophone can be used to estimate source range. Furthermore, modal group speeds have a functional transition when passing through purely refractive to(More)
A series of experiments conducted in the Philippine Sea during 2009-2011 investigated deep-water acoustic propagation and ambient noise in this oceanographically and geologically complex region: (i) the 2009 North Pacific Acoustic Laboratory (NPAL) Pilot Study/Engineering Test, (ii) the 2010-2011 NPAL Philippine Sea Experiment, and (iii) the Ocean Bottom(More)
During the CALOPS 2007 experiment, off the coast of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, three-dimensional (3D) multipath was observed using a bottom mounted horizontal line array during source tows along the 200 m isobath [Kevin D. Heaney and James J. Murray, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 125(4), 1394-1402 (2008)]. In this paper a hybrid modeling approach is presented to model(More)
A method is presented to examine the problem of simulating the beam time series response for an array of arbitrary shape in a range-dependent environment using a combination of parabolic equation (PE) forward modeling and local normal mode analysis. The procedure involves computing the acoustic pressure field as a function of depth, using the PE, at the(More)
This study examined the association of IL1 genetic polymorphisms (IL-1A +4845, IL-1B +3954 & IL-1RN +2018) with periodontal disease status of Down syndrome (DS) individuals. Fifty-four DS patients (18-56 yr, 48.15% male, 77.78% Caucasians) were recruited from the Georgia Regional Hospital (GRH) health care system. Two comparable groups (71 mentally retarded(More)