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ACOUSTICS FOR HYDROGRAPHY AND OCEANOGRAPHY

CODE 95011
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017/2018
CREDITS 4 credits during the 1st year of 10590 HYDROGRAPHY AND OCEANOGRAPHY (LM-75) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-INF/03
LANGUAGE English
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (HYDROGRAPHY AND OCEANOGRAPHY)
SEMESTER 2° Semester

OVERVIEW

Acoustics for Hydrography and Oceanography  

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

To provide the necessary basic and specific knowledge to understand the structure and the functioning of sonar systems commonly used for hydrographic survey and underwater operations. To the end, underwater acoustics and signal processing rudiments will be introduced. Bathymetric and imaging sonar systems will be described and analyzed; the method to predict and exploit their performance for hydrographic survey will be depicted.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Provide at the students the knowledge of the theoretical basis of acoustics and the functioning and uses of sonar will be illustrate. 

TEACHING METHODS

The teaching activity will consist of 16 lessons

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Propagation losses, Sound velocity, Acoustic field distribution, Echo generation, Noise and reverberation, Active Sonar Theory, Electro-acoustic transducers, Need for transducer arrays, Resolutions and processing gain, The sonar equation for active systems, Seafloor Mapping and Acoustic Devices, Acoustic devices for underwater operations, Single-beam echo-sounder, Sidescan sonar, Multibeam echo-sounder, Sediment profiler.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Xavier LURTON, An Introduction to Underwater Acoustics, Principles and  Applications, Springer-Praxis, 2002.

Ashley D. WAITE, Sonar for Practising Engineers, 3rd edition, J. Wiley & Sons, 2002.

Wiliam S. BURDIC, Underwater Acoustic System Analysis, 2nd edition, Prentice Hall,1991.

Robert J. URICK, Principles of Underwater Sound, 3rd edition, MgGraw-Hill, 1983 .

Rodney F.W. COATES, Underwater Acoustic Systems, Macmillan, 1990.W.S. Burdic.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

NICOLA CORRADI (President)

TATIANA PAIS (President)

MASSIMO VERDOYA

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

The teaching activity will consist of 16 lessons

LESSONS START

Second semester

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

a written test

ASSESSMENT METHODS

a written test

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
07/06/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale
28/06/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale
11/07/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale
25/07/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale
19/09/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale