Toward hardware-driven simulation of underwater acoustic propagation and communication with Arctic ice, wind waves, and currents

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Authors
  1. Hamm, C.
  2. Blouin, S.
  3. Taillefer, M.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Atlantic Research Centre, Halifax NS (CAN)
Abstract
Maritime Way Scientific Ltd (MWS) in collaboration with the Defence Research and Development Canada, Atlantic Research Centre (DRDC-Atlantic) is developing a hardware-in-the-loop acoustic simulator for studying underwater acoustic propagation and the reliability of underwater communications signals. While the simulator can be used to model a wide va1iety of physical environments, most of the effort has been in adapting existing open source software (i.e. BELLHOP and VirTEX) to handle Arctic seas which may be either partially or fully covered with sea ice, using realistic keel morphology. As the project is still underway this paper presents the overall design, present capability, and some preliminary results. Areas for further improvement are also described.
Keywords
acoustic propagation;ice cover;currents;arctic
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2016-N016 — External Literature
Date of publication
19 Aug 2016
Number of Pages
6
DSTKIM No
CA043010
CANDIS No
804291
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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