ELEC 571

Underwater Acoustic Systems

Units: 1.5

Propagation of acoustic plane waves in a homogeneous medium and its electrical equivalent model. Acoustic impedance. Pressure measurements and units. Acoustic transducers and equivalent circuits. Acoustic arrays, beam forming and beam steering. Sound transmission in the ocean. Ambient noise. Sonar equations. Performance analysis of active and passive sonar systems. Introduction to specialized acoustic systems.

Graduate course in the Electrical Engineering program offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Summer Fall Spring

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