ACOUSTICS FOR HYDROGRAPHY AND OCEANOGRAPHY

ACOUSTICS FOR HYDROGRAPHY AND OCEANOGRAPHY

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Code
95011
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
4 credits during the 1st year of 10590 HYDROGRAPHY AND OCEANOGRAPHY (LM-75) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ING-INF/03
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (HYDROGRAPHY AND OCEANOGRAPHY)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Acoustics for Hydrography and Oceanography  

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Providing the students with a good background on the basic knowledge of fundamentals of acoustics, the principles and properties of acoustics waves propagation, transducers, acoustic subsea positioning and signal data processing, regarding the employment of main acoustics systems in the hydrographic and oceanographic fields.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Provide at the students the knowledge of the theoretical basis of acoustics and the functioning and uses of sonar will be illustrate. 

Teaching methods

The teaching activity will consist of 16 lessons

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Propagation losses, Sound velocity, Acoustic field distribution, Echo generation, Noise and reverberation, Active Sonar Theory, Electro-acoustic transducers, Need for transducer arrays, Resolutions and processing gain, The sonar equation for active systems, Seafloor Mapping and Acoustic Devices, Acoustic devices for underwater operations, Single-beam echo-sounder, Sidescan sonar, Multibeam echo-sounder, Sediment profiler.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Xavier LURTON, An Introduction to Underwater Acoustics, Principles and  Applications, Springer-Praxis, 2002.

Ashley D. WAITE, Sonar for Practising Engineers, 3rd edition, J. Wiley & Sons, 2002.

Wiliam S. BURDIC, Underwater Acoustic System Analysis, 2nd edition, Prentice Hall,1991.

Robert J. URICK, Principles of Underwater Sound, 3rd edition, MgGraw-Hill, 1983 .

Rodney F.W. COATES, Underwater Acoustic Systems, Macmillan, 1990.W.S. Burdic.

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The teaching activity will consist of 16 lessons

LESSONS START

Second semester

ORARI

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ACOUSTICS FOR HYDROGRAPHY AND OCEANOGRAPHY

EXAMS

Exam description

a written test

Assessment methods

a written test