Principles of Sonar Performance Modelling
Sonar performance modelling (SPM) is concerned with the prediction of quantitative measures of sonar performance, such as probability of detection. It is a multi-disciplinary subject, requiring knowledge and expertise in the disparate fields of underwater acoustics, acoustical oceanography, sonar signal processing and statistical detection theory. No books have been published on this subject, however, since the 3rd edition of Urick’s classic work 25 years ago and so Dr Ainslie’s book will fill a much-needed gap in the market. Currently, up-to-date information can only be found, in different forms and often with conflicting information, in various journals, conference and textbook publications.
Dr Michael Ainslie is eminently qualified to write this unique book. He has worked on sonar performance modeling problems since 1983. He has written many peer reviewed research articles and conference papers related to sonar performance modeling, making contributions in the fields of sound propagation and detection theory.
Covers for the first time in a single book the multiple disciplines involved in sonar performance modelingMakes the most up-to-date knowledge available to a wide audience.With rigorous and consistent mathematical notation, brings this complex and important subject to as wide a readership as possibleConsiders in depth each discipline of acoustics, oceanography, signal processing and detection theoryProvides thorough and self-consistent definitionsGives derivations and worked examples for both expert and novice readersIllustrated with many worked examples at all levels using various modern SPM tools