Biologically-Inspired Radar and Sonar
Lessons from Nature

Cloth: 978 1 61353 235 5 / $160.00
 
Published: August 2017  

Publisher: SciTech Publishing
272 pp., 6 1/8" x 9 1/5"
Nature presents examples of active sensing which are unique, sophisticated and incredibly fascinating. There are animals that sense the environment actively, for example through echolocation, which have evolved their capabilities over millions of years and that, as a result of evolution, have developed unique in-built sensing mechanisms that are often the envy of synthetic systems.

This book presents some of the recent work that has been carried out to investigate how sophisticated sensing techniques used in nature can be applied to radar and sonar systems to improve their performance. Topics covered include biosonar inspired signal processing and acoustic imaging from echolocating bats; enhanced range resolution: comparison with the matched filter; air-coupled sonar systems inspired by bat echolocation; analysis of acoustic echoes from bat-pollinated plants; the biosonar arms race between bats and insects; biologically inspired coordination of guidance and adaptive radiated waveform for interception and rendezvous problems; cognitive sensor/ processor system framework for target tracking; the biosonar of the Mediterranean bottlenose dolphins; human echolocation; and polarization tensors and object recognition in weakly electric fish.


Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Introduction – Alessio Balleri, Hugh Griffiths and Chris Baker
Chapter 2: Biosonar inspired signal processing and acoustic imagine from echolocating bats- James A. Simmons, Jason E. Gaudette, Michaela Warnecke
Chapter 3: Enhanced range resolution: comparison with the matched filter- Krasin Georgiev, Alessio Balleri, Andy Stove, Marc W. Holderied
Chapter 4: Air-Coupled Sonar Systems Inspired by Bat Echolocation-
Chapter 5: Analysis of acoustic echoes from bat-pollinated plants- Alessio Balleri, Hugh Griffiths, Chris Baker, Marc Holderied
Chapter 6: The biosonar arms race between bats and insects- Thomas R. Neil and Marc W. Holderied
Chapter 7: Biologically inspired coordination of guidance and adaptive radiated waveform for interception and rendezvous problems- Alessio Balleri, Alfonso Farina, Alessio Benavoli
Chapter 8: Cognitive Sensor/ Processor System Framework for Target Tracking- Kristine L. Bell, Christopher J. baker, Graeme E. Smith, Joel T. Johnson, Muralidhar Rangaswamy
Chapter 9: The biosonar of the Mediterranean Bottlenose dolphins: analysis and modeling of echolocation signals- Maria Greco, Fulvio Gini
Chapter 10: Human Echolocation – Spatial Resolution and Signal Properties- Liam Norman, Lore Thaler
Chapter 11: Polarization tensors and object recognition in weakly electric fish- William R B Lionheart, Taufiq K Ahmad Khairuddin



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