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Advanced Underwater Acoustics

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    Eventtype: Conference/Workshop
    Period: 2007-09-13 - 2007-09-14
    Location: National Physical Laboratory, London, UK

    Following from the earlier module Basic Underwater Acoustics, this course provides an authoritative account of advanced topics in the subject. Delegates should have a basic understanding of calculus and of the use of complex numbers, although involved mathematical treatments are avoided.

    Course Objectives
    Delegates will gain a full understanding of localised and ambient noise in the ocean. A formal approach to system design will be developed. This will provide a clearly defined rule-set by means of which sonar equipment may be specified. A detailed analysis of naval sonar will be given. Advanced propagation modelling methods will be introduced.

    Course Structure
    The course will involve the use of computer based presentations which take advantage of modern authoring tools including Director, Mathematica and Quicktime. Delegates will
    receive full course texts covering the material delivered during the presentations.

    Who Should Attend ?
    This module will be particularly suitable for delegates working in industry who need to respond to "tender specifications" for commercial and military projects. Navy personnel involved in writing such specifications will find the course invaluable in assisting them to provide realistic and achievable targets for contractors. Government defence research personnel and industrial contractors embarking on work in this area will find the course of benefit in upgrading a broad-based degree in engineering, mathematics or physics. Biologists and environmentalists concerned with acoustic impact and its mitigation will find it particularly helpful to learn how modern Naval sonars operate.

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