An information theoretic performance bound for passive sonar localization of a moving source

Colin W. Jemmott, Richard Lee Culver, B. E. Bissinger, Charles F. Gaumond

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Abstract

Several passive sonar signal processing methods have previously been developed for determining the location of a source radiating tonal acoustic energy while moving through a shallow water environment. These localization algorithms rely on the complex interference pattern resulting from multipath acoustic propagation. By treating passive sonar localization as a communications problem, an information theoretic upper bound on performance can be derived. The bound is based on acoustic propagation, and depends on radial distance the source travels through the waveguide, signal to noise ratio, frequency of the radiated acoustic tone, and minimum sound speed of the problem, and resolution of the localization. An example using parameters from the SWellEx-96 experiment is shown.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 44th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2010
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Event44th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2010 - Princeton, NJ, United States
Duration: Mar 17 2010Mar 19 2010

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Other44th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2010
CountryUnited States
CityPrinceton, NJ
Period3/17/103/19/10

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management

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Jemmott, C. W., Culver, R. L., Bissinger, B. E., & Gaumond, C. F. (2010). An information theoretic performance bound for passive sonar localization of a moving source. In 2010 44th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2010 [5464728] https://doi.org/10.1109/CISS.2010.5464728