Geoacoustic Inversion of Tow-Ship Noise via Near-Field–Matched-Field Processing

Abstract

This paper discusses geoacoustic inversion from tow-ship noise data acquired via a horizontal towed array. Through simulations and experimental results, it is shown that even very quiet ships radiate sufficient noise power to enable self-noise inversion of basic geoacoustic parameters such as effective bottom velocity. The experimental results presented are particularly encouraging in view of the high level of interference shown to be tolerated from nearby shipping.

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@inproceedings{Battle2001GeoacousticIO, title={Geoacoustic Inversion of Tow-Ship Noise via Near-Field–Matched-Field Processing}, author={David J. Battle and William A. Kuperman and William S. Hodgkiss and Martin Siderius}, year={2001} }