ATI's Sonar Principles & ASW Analysis course
This three-day course provides an excellent introduction to
underwater sound and highlights how sonar
principles are employed in ASW analyses. The
course provides a solid understanding of the sonar
equation and discusses in-depth propagation loss,
target strength, reverberation, arrays, array gain, and
detection of signals.
Physical insight and typical results are provided to
help understand each term of the sonar equation. The
instructors then show how the sonar equation can be
used to perform ASW analysis and predict the
performance of passive and active sonar systems.
The course also reviews the rationale behind current
weapons andsensor systems and discusses directions
for research in response to the quieting of submarine
The course is valuable to engineers and scientists
who are entering the field or as a review for
employees who want a system level overview. The
lectures provide the knowledge and perspective
needed to understand recent developments in
underwater acoustics and in ASW. A comprehensive
set of notes and the textbook Principles of
Underwater Sound will be provided to all attendees.
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What you will learn:
- Sonar parameters and their utility in ASW Analysis.
- Sonar equation as it applies to active and passive systems.
- Fundamentals of array configurations, beamforming, and signal detectability.
- Rationale behind the design of passive and active sonar systems.
- Theory and applications of current weapons and sensors, plus future
- The implications and counters to the quieting of the targetís signature.
- Sonar Equation & Signal Detection. Sonar concepts and units. The sonar
equation. Typical active and passive sonar parameters. Signal detection,
probability of detection/false alarm. ROC curves and detection threshold.
- Propagation of Sound in the Sea. Oceanographic basis of propagation,
convergence zones, surface ducts, sound channels, surface and bottom
- Target Strength and Reverberation. Scattering phenomena and submarine
strength. Bottom, surface, and volume reverberation mechanisms. Methods
for modeling reverberations.
- Arrays and Beamforming. Directivity and array gain; sidelobe control,
array patterns and beamforming for passive bottom, hull mounted, and
sonobuoy sensors; calculation of array gain in directional noise.
- Passive Sonar. Illustrations of passive sonars including sonobuoys, towed
array systems, and submarine sonar. Considerations for passive sonar
systems, including radiated source level, sources of background noise, and
- Active Sonar. Design factors for active sonar systems including transducer,
waveform selection, and optimum frequency; examples include ASW sonar,
sidescan sonar, and torpedo sonar.
Tuition for this three-day course is $1945 per person at one of our scheduled public courses. Onsite pricing is available. Please call us at 410-956-8805 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.