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The Weston Memorial Workshop : Progress to Data on Low Frequency Active Sonar Scenarios

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Author: Ainslie, M.A. · Zampolli, M. · Ellis, D.D.
Source:Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Underwater Acoustics - ECUA 2012, 2-6 July 2012, Edinburgh, UK, 1816-1819
Identifier: 464523
Keywords: Defence · Underwater acoustics · Propagation loss · Underwater sound · Sonar performance · Modeling and prediction · Defence Research · Defence, Safety and Security · Physics & Electronics · AS - Acoustics & Sonar · TS - Technical Sciences


The need for benchmarks of propagation loss, expressed eloquently by Felsen [1], was addressed in a series of propagation workshops in the 1980s. The main results of these workshops were a set of well defined propagation scenarios [2, 3] and a corresponding set of benchmark solutions [4, 5], which led in time to reliable models becoming available throughout the underwater acoustics community. Within the context of sonar performance modelling, these benchmarks provide a valuable means of testing one-way propagation models, and thereby help build confidence in passive sonar performance prediction tools.