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Clutter suppression and classification using twin inverted pulse sonar in ship wakes

Leighton, T.G., Finfer, D.C., Chua, Gim Hwa, White, P.R. and Dix, J.K. (2011) Clutter suppression and classification using twin inverted pulse sonar in ship wakes Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 130, (5), pp. 3431-3437. (doi:10.1121/1.3626131).

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Abstract

Twin inverted pulse sonar (TWIPS) is here deployed in the wake of a moored rigid inflatable boat (RIB) with propeller turning, and then in the wake of a moving tanker of 4580 dry weight tonnage (the Whitchallenger). This is done first to test its ability to distinguish between scatter from the wake and scatter from the seabed, and second to test its ability to improve detectability of the seabed through the wake, compared to conventional sonar processing techniques. TWIPS does this by distinguishing between linear and nonlinear scatterers and has the further property of distinguishing those nonlinear targets which scatter energy at the even-powered harmonics from those which scatter in the odd-powered harmonics. TWIPS can also, in some manifestations, require no range correction (and therefore does not require the a priori environment knowledge necessary for most remote detection technologies).

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Published date: 2011
Organisations: Acoustics Group, Coastal & Shelf Research

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Local EPrints ID: 203917
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/203917
ISSN: 0001-4966
PURE UUID: 0f12dee0-97e5-42c7-81f9-23d2f6d5b5e1
ORCID for T.G. Leighton: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1649-8750
ORCID for P.R. White: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4787-8713

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Date deposited: 22 Nov 2011 14:47
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:07

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Author: T.G. Leighton ORCID iD
Author: D.C. Finfer
Author: Gim Hwa Chua
Author: P.R. White ORCID iD
Author: J.K. Dix

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