Techniques for achieving dynamic stabilisation of a sonar array platform
journal contributionposted on 28.03.2012 by Paul Lepper, Bryan Woodward
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The problem of compensating for the movement of a tow-fish carrying a narrow-beam sonar array is addressed. The aim is to steer the beam at a precise angle of incidence with respect to the sea bed and to maintain this by monitoring the pitch of the tow-fish and then adjusting the steered angle electronically in real time. In the application discussed here, the array is operated in conjunction with a hydrophone streamer deployed behind the tow-fish, but the problem is a general one applicable to any sonar platform.
- Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering