Acoustic propagation loss modeling for Dabob Bay, Wa.
Mitchell, John R.
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An analysis of the acoustic sound propagation in a multipath environment in an ocean at short ranges has been conducted using a Modified Time Delay Spectrometry (TDS) and an experimental continuous-wave technique. Data from the acoustic test range at Dabob Bay, WA were analyzed to determine the relative amplitudes of the direct- and surface-reflected signals. The results show that, at moderate ranges and typical source and receiver depths, the surface-reflected sound is a significant contributor to the received sound level. The theory supporting both techniques is presented. Discussions and conclusions are drawn. Recommendations for future investigation are made.