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Geoacoustic inversion based on both acoustic pressure and particle velocity
van Leijen, A.V.; Hermand, J.-P.; Smith, K.B. (2006). Geoacoustic inversion based on both acoustic pressure and particle velocity. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 120(5): 3355-3356
In: The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. American Institute of Physics: New York. ISSN 0001-4966, more
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  • van Leijen, A.V.
  • Hermand, J.-P., more
  • Smith, K.B.

    Conventional inversion schemes for environmental assessment depend on an objective function that exploits amplitude or phase information of acoustic pressure data alone. This work investigates the potential of vector sensors for geoacoustic inversion by defining an objective function that also takes into account acoustic particle motion. Calculations are performed on synthetic broadband data for a shallow water environment (South Elba) with an optimization scheme based on different metaheuristics. Differences in the inversion process, including sensitivity of the cost function to environmental parameters and convergence speed of the optimization algorithm, are presented by comparing inversion results for a sparse pressure-only array and a vector sensor array.

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