Application of the Method of Geometric Beam Tracing for High Frequency Reverberation Modelling
A high frequency reverberation model, utilising two different beam tracing algorithms, has been developed at SACLANTCEN to be integrated as one of the acoustic sub-models in a sonar performance prediction tool. The propagation part of the model is based on beam tracing techniques as originally used by Michael B. Porter and Homer P. Bucker and includes a ray centred approach (Gaussian beam tracing) as well as a more ray-theoretic method (Geometric beam tracing), both of which have been modified to satisfy the specific reverberation requirements. In this paper, the focus is concentrated on the latter technique, particularly with regard to the applicability to reverberation modelling.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 01 September 2002
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- Acta Acustica united with Acustica, published together with the European Acoustics Association (EAA), is an international, peer-reviewed journal on acoustics. It publishes original articles on all subjects in the field of acoustics, such as general linear acoustics, nonlinear acoustics, macrosonics, flow acoustics, atmospheric sound, underwater sound, ultrasonics, physical acoustics, structural acoustics, noise control, active control, environmental noise, building acoustics, room acoustics, acoustic materials, acoustic signal processing, computational and numerical acoustics, hearing, audiology and psychoacoustics, speech, musical acoustics, electroacoustics, auditory quality of systems. It reports on original scientific research in acoustics and on engineering applications. The journal considers scientific papers, technical and applied papers, book reviews, short communications, doctoral thesis abstracts, etc. In irregular intervals also special issues and review articles are published.
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