Scale-model scattering experiments using 3D printed representations of ocean bottom features

David C. Calvo, Michael Nicholas, Joseph M. Fialkowski, Roger C. Gauss, Derek R. Olson, Anthony P. Lyons

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Abstract

This study examines tank measurements of acoustic backscatter from different scale-model representations of ocean bottom features. The emphasis is on comparing backscatter from a periodic, rippled surface made from machinable blue wax vs. identical surface geometries made using a 3D printer. The dominant features of the echoes obtained over 85 deg of monostatic angles are found to be similar for sufficiently thick prints beyond approximately 25 deg incidence angles. Acoustic backscatter is also presented for a 3D printed representation of an underwater rock outcrop surveyed in Larvik, Norway using an interferometric SAS system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOCEANS 2015 - MTS/IEEE Washington
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780933957435
StatePublished - Feb 8 2016
EventMTS/IEEE Washington, OCEANS 2015 - Washington, United States
Duration: Oct 19 2015Oct 22 2015

Publication series

NameOCEANS 2015 - MTS/IEEE Washington

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OtherMTS/IEEE Washington, OCEANS 2015
CountryUnited States
CityWashington
Period10/19/1510/22/15

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scale models
backscatter
3D printers
seafloor
Acoustics
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Scattering
surface geometry
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acoustics
printers
outcrops
Waxes
SAS
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incidence
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Oceanography
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Instrumentation
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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Calvo, D. C., Nicholas, M., Fialkowski, J. M., Gauss, R. C., Olson, D. R., & Lyons, A. P. (2016). Scale-model scattering experiments using 3D printed representations of ocean bottom features. In OCEANS 2015 - MTS/IEEE Washington [7404373] (OCEANS 2015 - MTS/IEEE Washington). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..
Calvo, David C. ; Nicholas, Michael ; Fialkowski, Joseph M. ; Gauss, Roger C. ; Olson, Derek R. ; Lyons, Anthony P. / Scale-model scattering experiments using 3D printed representations of ocean bottom features. OCEANS 2015 - MTS/IEEE Washington. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016. (OCEANS 2015 - MTS/IEEE Washington).
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Calvo, DC, Nicholas, M, Fialkowski, JM, Gauss, RC, Olson, DR & Lyons, AP 2016, Scale-model scattering experiments using 3D printed representations of ocean bottom features. in OCEANS 2015 - MTS/IEEE Washington., 7404373, OCEANS 2015 - MTS/IEEE Washington, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., MTS/IEEE Washington, OCEANS 2015, Washington, United States, 10/19/15.

Scale-model scattering experiments using 3D printed representations of ocean bottom features. / Calvo, David C.; Nicholas, Michael; Fialkowski, Joseph M.; Gauss, Roger C.; Olson, Derek R.; Lyons, Anthony P.

OCEANS 2015 - MTS/IEEE Washington. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016. 7404373 (OCEANS 2015 - MTS/IEEE Washington).

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Calvo DC, Nicholas M, Fialkowski JM, Gauss RC, Olson DR, Lyons AP. Scale-model scattering experiments using 3D printed representations of ocean bottom features. In OCEANS 2015 - MTS/IEEE Washington. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2016. 7404373. (OCEANS 2015 - MTS/IEEE Washington).