Written in tutorial style, this textbook discusses the fundamental topics of modern day Sonar Systems Engineering for the analysis and design of both active and passive sonar systems. Included are basic signal design for active sonar systems and understanding underwater acoustic communication signals. Mathematical theory is provided, plus practical design and analysis equations for both passive and active sonar systems. Practical homework problems are included at the end of each chapter and a solutions manual and lecture slides for each chapter are available for adopting professors.
Table of Contents
1. Complex Aperture Theory – Volume Apertures – General Results. 2. Complex Aperture Theory – Linear Apertures. 3. Complex Aperture Theory – Planar Apertures. 4. Time-Average Radiated Acoustic Power. 5. Side-Looking Sonar. 6. Array Theory – Linear Arrays. 7. Array Gain. 8 Array Theory – Planar Arrays. 9. Array Theory – Volume Arrays. 10. Bistatic Scattering. 11. Real Bandpass Signals and Complex Envelopes. 12. Target Detection in the Presence of Reverberation and Noise. 13. The Auto-Ambiguity Function and Signal Design. 14. Underwater Acoustic Communication Signals.
Dr. Lawrence J. Ziomek is a full professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA.
"I have taught underwater acoustic courses for years and I find that Professor Ziomek's style used in his other books is well liked by students. This new book continues that style and I'm certain that my students will find it an effective learning tool. "
—James H. Miller, University of Rhode Island, USA
"The book is very well written and it is very rigorously presented. I believe this will be a perfect reference for students and practitioners."
— Alessio Balleri, Cranfield University, United Kingdom