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Validation of simulations of an underwater acoustic communication channel characterized by wind-generated surface waves and bubbles

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Author: Dol, H.S. · Colin, M.E.G.D. · Ainlie, M.A. · Gerdes, F. · Schäfke, A. · Özkan Sertlekc, H.
Source:1st Underwater Acoustics Conference and Exhibition 2013 - UAC 2013, 24-27 juni 2013, Corfu, Greece,
Identifier: 471627
Keywords: Underwater acoustic communication · Wind-generated surface waves and bubbles · Channel simulation · Validation. · Defence Research · Defence, Safety and Security · Physics & Electronics · AS - Acoustics & Sonar · TS - Technical Sciences


This paper shows that it is possible to simulate realistic shallow-water acoustic communication channels using available acoustic propagation models. Key factor is the incorporation of realistic time-dependent sea surface conditions, including both waves and bubbles due to wind.