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Tidal MFP inversion for water depth and source range in the Intimate96 Test

A.Tolstoy atolstoy@ieee.org
ATolstoy Sci. 8610 Battailles Court, Annandale, VA 22203
S.M. Jesus sjesus@ualg.pt and O.Rodriguez orodrig@ualg.pt
SiPLAB-FCT, Universidade do Algarve
PT-8000 Faro, Portugal

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Ref.: in 144th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Cancun, Mexico, Vol.112, No.5, Pt.2, p.2208, November 2002.

Abstract : Examining Intimate'96 hydrophone data (300-800 Hz) we see clearly the effects of tidal changes, i.e., of changing water depths. In this work we will examine Matched Field Processing (MFP) sensitivity at the range of frequencies to expected tidal changes (the depths vary +-1 m from the nominal of 135m). Is it possible to invert such data to accurately and uniquely estimate water depth D as a function of time (tides) ? What about accurate, unique estimates of source range r ? What happens when we use multiple frequencies and when D is known to shift in a predictable fashion ? Can the r vs. D ever be resolved for a successful, unique MFP for those parameters ?

ACKNOWLEDGMENT: this work was partially supported by the EU project MAS2-CT920022.