Ray trace experiment on the underwater range at Dabob Bay
Karon, Stuart Charles
Sanders, James V.
Dahl, Harvey A.
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Preliminary results of an experiment to determine the accuracy and the effects of varying amounts of environmental data at the NAVTORPSTA, Keyport, Washington, Dabob Bay Range are presented. A 75-KHz source was tracked at six depths at each of six horizontal ranges. The data were analyzed by the NAVTORPSTA NUTRACK III isovelocity-layer computer program and by an isogradient-layer program developed here, STUTRACK I. The results show that a low signal-to-noise ratio is not a problem even at long distances and that an isogradient analysis yields superior results with less environmental data than does the isovelocity method.
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