2.065 Acoustics and Sensing

Class Info

Introduces the fundamental concepts of acoustics and sensing with waves. Provides a unified theoretical approach to the physics of image formation through scattering and wave propagation in sensing. The linear and nonlinear acoustic wave equation, sources of sound, including musical instruments. Reflection, refraction, transmission and absorption. Bearing and range estimation by sensor array processing, beamforming, matched filtering, and focusing. Diffraction, bandwidth, ambient noise and reverberation limitations. Scattering from objects, surfaces and volumes by Green's Theorem. Forward scatter, shadows, Babinet's principle, extinction and attenuation. Ray tracing and waveguides in remote sensing. Applications to acoustic, radar, seismic, thermal and optical sensing and exploration. Students taking the graduate version complete additional assignments.

This class has 2.003, 6.003, 8.03, and 16.003 as prerequisites.

2.065 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by N. C. Makris.

Lecture occurs 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 5-134.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information at the Acoustics and Sensing site.

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