Sandrine T Rakotonarivo

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Contrary to the common perception that termites are indiscriminant eaters, termites choose their food carefully; however, the methods by which they choose food are not well understood. Using choice experiments and recordings of termites feeding on wooden blocks of different sizes, we show that worker drywood termites (Cryptotermes domesticus) use the(More)
A method for range localization with a single sensor in an ocean waveguide is derived. Range localization typically requires an accurate environmental acoustics model used for processing acoustic data on a multi-element array. Recently, an alternative method for estimating range has emerged based on the waveguide invariant which still requires either an(More)
This paper derives a method to estimate the structural or surface impedance matrix (or equivalently the inverse of the structural Green's function) for an elastic body by placing it in an encompassing and spatially random noise field and cross-correlating pressure and normal velocity measurements taken on its surface. A numerical experiment is presented(More)
This paper reports a methodology for the non-destructive ultrasonic evaluation of welds, based on probing, residue back-focusing and topological energy calculation using an enhanced (focused) adjoint method. The proposed method combines the advantages of time reversal to compensate for the cumulative distorsions experienced by a wave propagating in a(More)
A method to isolate the forward scattered field from the incident field on an object in a complex environment is developed for the purpose of localization. The method is based on a finite-frequency perturbation approach, through the measurement of a data-based sensitivity kernel. Experimental confirmation of the method is obtained using a cylindrical tank(More)
Detecting, imaging and sizing defects in a bounded elastic medium is still a difficult task, especially when access is complex. Adjoint methods simplify the task as they take advantage of prior information such as the geometry and material properties. However, they still reveal a number of important limitations. Artifacts observed on the conventional(More)
A method to actively localize a small perturbation in a multiple scattering medium using a collection of remote acoustic sensors is presented. The approach requires only minimal modeling and no knowledge of the scatterer distribution and properties of the scattering medium and the perturbation. The medium is ensonified before and after a perturbation is(More)
Identification of unexploded ordinance buried in the sediment in the littoral waters throughout the world is a problem of great concern. When illuminated by low-frequency sonar some of these targets exhibit an elastic response that can be used to identify them. This elastic behavior is embodied and identified by a quantity called the in vacuo structural(More)
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