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Language: | en | Status: Standard | |

Term: | sonar equation | ||

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Definition: | mathematical formula that enables a sonar's performance to be evaluated Note 1 to entry: The equation that applies to sonars exists in a number of forms, because the evaluation is of a one-way transmission level, a two-way echo level or a bistatic echo level. Note 2 to entry: The terms of the equation that applies to sonars are generally logarithmic and expressed in units of decibels. Consequently, the sonar equation consists of an arithmetic sum of terms. | ||

Publication date: | 2021-02 | ||

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Note 1 to entry: The equation that applies to sonars exists in a number of forms, because the evaluation is of a one-way transmission level, a two-way echo level or a bistatic echo level.

Note 2 to entry: The terms of the equation that applies to sonars are generally logarithmic and expressed in units of decibels. Consequently, the sonar equation consists of an arithmetic sum of terms.