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Method and apparatus for passive acoustic ranging

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An apparatus for range-estimating a noise source including a first passive, vertical hydrophone array of at least two receivers at a first distance from the noise source. The apparatus includes a second passive, vertical hydrophone array of at least two receivers at a second distance from the noise source. The apparatus also includes a processor communicating with the first passive, vertical hydrophone array and the second passive, vertical hydrophone array to determine a ratio of the first distance to the second distance.

Inventors: 
Turgut, Altan
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Sensors and Measurement
FIle Date: 
2005-05-10
Grant Date: 
2008-12-30
Grant time: 
1,330 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
24
Claim count percentile rank: 
2
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY