Benefits of Dolphin Inspired Sonar for Underwater Object Identification

Yan Pailhas, Chris Capus, Keith Brown, David Lane

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

The sonar of dolphins has developed over many years of evolution and has achieved excellent performance levels. With this inspiration, wideband acoustic methods for underwater sensing are being developed. In this paper we explore what we expect to gain from the wide bio-inspired beampattern of such a sonar. The system employed here (the BioSonar) uses wideband sensors based on dolphin sonar, covering a frequency band from around 30kHz to 150kHz and having a frequency dependent beamwidth considerably larger than that of conventional imaging sonars. We highlight the benefits of the transducers' beamwidth, indicating how these properties may be exploited to give improved sonar performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomimetic and Biohybrid Systems
EditorsNathan F. Lepora, Anna Mura, Holger G. Krapp, Paul F. M. J. Verschure, Tony J. Prescott
PublisherSpringer
Pages36-46
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783642398025
ISBN (Print)9783642398018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2nd International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems: Living Machines 2013 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 29 Jul 20132 Aug 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
Volume8064
ISSN (Print)0302-9743

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems: Living Machines 2013
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period29/07/132/08/13

Keywords

  • Bio-inspired
  • dolphins
  • sonar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Benefits of Dolphin Inspired Sonar for Underwater Object Identification'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this