Repository hosted by TU Delft Library

Home · Contact · About · Disclaimer ·

Flow noise analysis of towed sonar arrays

Publication files not online:

Author: Beerens, S.P. · IJsselmuide, S.P. van · Volwerk, C. · Trouve, E. · Doisy, Y.
Publisher: Nexus Media Ltd
Place: Swanley, Kent
Institution: TNO Fysisch en Elektronisch Laboratorium
Source:UDT Europe 1999 - Conference Proceedings Undersea Defence Technology, 29 June - 1 July 1999, Nice, France, 392-397
Identifier: 95181
Keywords: Physics · Towed array sonar · Flow noise · Sea trials · Triplet arrays


In the design of towed array sonar the reduction of flow noise is an important issue. In this paper flow noise theory and several methods to analyse flow noise are presented. These methods are applied to sea trial data of an experimental triplet array. The obtained results agree very well with accepted theory. It appears that the methods in combination provide not only the levels, but also the causes of flow noise.