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Estimation of range error in bistatic sonar

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Authors
Nygaard, John Charles.
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Advisors
Coppens, Alan B.
Dahl, Harvey A.
Date of Issue
1991-03
Date
1991 Mar
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
This thesis examines the range error propagation and uncertainties associated with bistatic sonar operations. An equation for determining range to the target from the receiver is explored for feasibility of practical applications. This particular equation does not require the separation distance between the source and receiver however, it does require an assumption of the mean sound speed over the two paths of the signal even though it could change drastically over a few miles. This thesis explores the contribution of eccentricity on the bistatic ellipse and the associated error. Examples demonstrate these effects by comparing cases of unequal mean sound speeds over the different paths at different values of eccentricity.
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Thesis
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Applied Science
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Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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50 p.;28 cm.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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