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Sonar Systems

The book is an edited collection of research articles covering the current state of sonar systems, the signal processing methods and their applications prepared by experts in the field. The first section is dedicated to the theory and applications of innovative synthetic aperture, interferometric, multistatic sonars and modeling and simulation. Special section in the book is dedicated to sonar signal processing methods covering: passive sonar array beamforming, direction of arrival estimation, signal detection and classification using DEMON and LOFAR principles, adaptive matched field signal processing. The image processing techniques include: image denoising, detection and classification of artificial mine like objects and application of hidden Markov model and artificial neural networks for signal classification. The biology applications include the analysis of biosonar capabilities and underwater sound influence on human hearing. The marine science applications include fish species target strength modeling, identification and discrimination from bottom scattering and pelagic biomass neural network estimation methods. Marine geology has place in the book with geomorphological parameters estimation from side scan sonar images. The book will be interesting not only for specialists in the area but also for readers as a guide in sonar systems principles of operation, signal processing methods and marine applications.

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Sonar SystemsEdited by Nikolai Kolev

Published: September 12th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/742

ISBN: 978-953-307-345-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6049-6

Copyright year: 2011

Books open for chapter submissions

91138 Total Chapter Downloads

51 Crossref Citations

65 Web of Science Citations

104 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introduction to Synthetic Aperture Sonar

By Roy Edgar Hansen


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2. Advances in Multistatic Sonar

By Danilo Orlando and Frank Ehlers


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3. Sonar Data Simulation

By Didier Guériot and Christophe Sintes


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4. Beamforming Narrowband and Broadband Signals

By John E. Piper


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5. Passive Sonar Signal Detection and Classification Based on Independent Component Analysis

By N. N. de Moura, J. M. de Seixas and Ricardo Ramos


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6. Sonar Model Based Matched Field Signal Processing

By Nikolai Kolev and Georgi Georgiev


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7. Image Processing Techniques For the Detection and Classification of Man Made Objects in Side-Scan Sonar Images

By Esther Dura


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8. SONAR Images Denoising

By Alexandru Isar, Ioana Firoiu, Corina Nafornita and Sorin Moga


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9. SONAR Systems and Underwater Signal Processing: Classic and Modern Approaches

By Hossein Peyvandi, Mehdi Farrokhrooz, Hossein Roufarshbaf and Sung-Joon Park


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10. Bats Sonar Calls and its Application in Sonar Systems

By Tadeusz Gudra, Joanna Furmankiewicz and Krzysztof Herman


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11. The Effect of Sonar on Human Hearing

By Renzo Mora, Sara Penco and Luca Guastini


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12. Underwater Acoustic Detection and Signal Processing Near the Seabed

By Henry M. Manik


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13. Accuracy of Acoustic Methods in Fish Stock Assessment Surveys

By S. Georgakarakos, V. Trygonis and J. Haralabous


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14. Side-Scan Sonar as a Tool for Seafloor Imagery: Examples from the Mediterranean Continental Margin

By Alessandra Savini


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