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High-resolution acoustic surveys with diving gliders come at a cost of aliasing moving targets


Guihen, D, High-resolution acoustic surveys with diving gliders come at a cost of aliasing moving targets, PLoS One, 13, (8) Article e0201816. ISSN 1932-6203 (2018) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright 2018 Damien Guihen. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

DOI: doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0201816


Underwater gliders are autonomous robots that follow a slow, see-saw path and may be deployed for months on end. Gliders have a dramatically lower payload capacity than research vessels and are thus limited to more simple instrumentation. They have the advantage, however, of being deployable for long periods of time without the high running costs of a ship. Recent years have seen development of the use of gliders to undertake acoustic surveys of biomass in the pelagic environment, highlighting their potential to fill future survey gaps. Here it is shown, using simulation of sampling, that gliders can resolve acoustic targets at greater resolutions than ships, due to their diving pattern, but that survey accuracy is strongly dependent on the speed of the target.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:acoustics, underwater vehicles, simulation
Research Division:Mathematical Sciences
Research Group:Numerical and computational mathematics
Research Field:Numerical analysis
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
UTAS Author:Guihen, D (Dr Damien Guihen)
ID Code:128228
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2018-09-10
Last Modified:2018-11-26
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