Inversions of Statistical Parameters of an Acoustic Signal in Range-dependent Environments with Applications in Ocean Acoustic Tomography

Taroudakis, Michael and Smaragdakis, Costas (2013) Inversions of Statistical Parameters of an Acoustic Signal in Range-dependent Environments with Applications in Ocean Acoustic Tomography. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, American Institute of Physics, 134 (4). pp. 2814-2823.

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Abstract

The paper presents an application of a method for the characterization of underwater acoustic signals based on the statistics of their wavelet transform sub-band coefficients in range-dependent environments. As it was illustrated in previous works, this statistical characterization scheme is a very efficient tool for obtaining observables to be exploited in problems of ocean acoustic tomography and geoacoustic inversion, when range-independent environments are considered. Now the scheme is applied in range-dependent environments for the estimation of range-dependent features in shallow water. A simple denoising strategy, also presented in the paper, is shown to enhance the quality of the inversion results, as it helps to keep the signal characterization to the energy significant part of it. The results presented for typical test cases are encouraging and indicative of the potential of the method for the treatment of inverse problems in acoustical oceanography.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Michael Taroudakis
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2014 17:05
Last Modified: 05 May 2017 18:07
URI: http://preprints.acmac.uoc.gr/id/eprint/280

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