The Sonar of Dolphins

Hardcover | January 15, 1993

byWhitlow W.L. Au

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The extraordinary ability of dolphins to echolocate has fascinated scientists and the public since its discovery in the late 1950's. This is the first book to summarize modern research in this area, and presents a broad synthesis of this very interdisciplinary subject. The author is an internationally-recognized expert on dolphin sonar and is thus in a unique position to bring together research on the physiological, mathematical and engineering aspects of the subject. Of interest to auditory researchers, electrical engineers, acoustical physicists, and mammalian physiologists.

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The extraordinary ability of dolphins to echolocate has fascinated scientists and the public since its discovery in the late 1950's. This is the first book to summarize modern research in this area, and presents a broad synthesis of this very interdisciplinary subject. The author is an internationally-recognized expert on dolphin sonar...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:277 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.01 inPublished:January 15, 1993Publisher:Springer New York

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ISBN - 10:0387978356

ISBN - 13:9780387978352

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Table of Contents

Introduction; The Receiver System; Characteristics of the Receiver for Simple Signals; Characteristics of the Receiver for Complex Signals; The Sonar Signal Transmission System; Characteristics of the Transmission System; Characteristics of Dolphin Sonar Signals; Capabilities of the Active Sonar System; Biosonar Discrimination and Target Recognition; Biosonar Signal Processing Models; A Comparison Between the Sonar of Bats and Dolphins; A Road Map for Future Research