2.681 Environmental Ocean Acoustics


Class Info

Fundamentals of underwater sound, and its application to mapping and surveillance in an ocean environment. Wave equations for fluid and elastic media. Reflection and transmission of sound at plane interfaces. Wave theory representation of acoustic source radiation and propagation in shallow and deep ocean waveguides. Interaction of underwater sound with elastic waves in the seabed and an Arctic ice cover, including effects of porosity and anisotropy. Numerical modeling of the propagation of underwater sound, including spectral methods, normal mode theory, and the parabolic equation method, for laterally homogeneous and inhomogeneous environments. Doppler effects. Effects of oceanographic variability and fluctuation - spatial and temporal coherence. Generation and propagation of ocean ambient noise. Modeling and simulation of signals and noise in traditional sonar systems, as well as modern, distributed, autonomous acoustic surveillance systems.

This class has 2.066, and 18.075 as prerequisites.

2.681 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by H. Schmidt.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 5-233.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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