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Sounds in space: The potential uses for acoustics in the exploration of other worlds

Sounds in space: The potential uses for acoustics in the exploration of other worlds
Sounds in space: The potential uses for acoustics in the exploration of other worlds
This paper examines the past and future uses for acoustics in space research. Whilst on the larger scales in some topic areas, acoustical models have proved to be useful in extraterrestrial research, in other areas there has been not so much use made of acoustical techniques. One particular area where greater use might be made of acoustical sensors is in the deployment of acoustical sensors on probes sent out to other moons and planets. This is surprising given that acoustical sensors deliver benefits that are particularly useful for planetary probes, in terms of weight, bandwidth, ruggedness and cost. Whilst geoacoustical data could be obtained from many bodies, those which contain a dense atmosphere or an ocean offer intriguing additional possibilities. Examples from Mars, Venus, Titan, Enceladus and Europa will be discussed.
225-238
Leighton, T.G.
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Petculescu, A.
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Leighton, T.G.
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Petculescu, A.
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Leighton, T.G. and Petculescu, A. (2008) Sounds in space: The potential uses for acoustics in the exploration of other worlds. Hydroacoustics, 11, 225-238.

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This paper examines the past and future uses for acoustics in space research. Whilst on the larger scales in some topic areas, acoustical models have proved to be useful in extraterrestrial research, in other areas there has been not so much use made of acoustical techniques. One particular area where greater use might be made of acoustical sensors is in the deployment of acoustical sensors on probes sent out to other moons and planets. This is surprising given that acoustical sensors deliver benefits that are particularly useful for planetary probes, in terms of weight, bandwidth, ruggedness and cost. Whilst geoacoustical data could be obtained from many bodies, those which contain a dense atmosphere or an ocean offer intriguing additional possibilities. Examples from Mars, Venus, Titan, Enceladus and Europa will be discussed.

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Published date: 2008

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Local EPrints ID: 57793
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/57793
PURE UUID: 296a2613-37cc-4cff-bea7-e1a571e6744e
ORCID for T.G. Leighton: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1649-8750

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Date deposited: 21 Aug 2008
Last modified: 14 Mar 2019 01:53

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