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Acoustical characteristics of prototype mechanical white noise generator as an underwater sound source

시험 제작한 기계식 백색소음기 수중음원의 음향적 특성

  • Shin, Hyeon-Ok (Division of Marine Production System Management, Pukyong National University)
  • 신현옥 (부경대학교 해양생산시스템관리학부)
  • Received : 2014.06.10
  • Accepted : 2014.08.13
  • Published : 2014.08.31

Abstract

This paper describes a prototype mechanical white noise generator has a source level of more than 170.0 dB (re $1{\mu}Pa$ at 1 m) at the frequency range of 10 Hz to 100 kHz. The results of performance evaluation of the generator are as follows. The average source level of the generator measured by a step of $15^{\circ}$ in horizontal (0 to $360^{\circ}$, 25 points) was 185.2 (SD (standard deviation): 2.3) dB (re $1{\mu}Pa$ at 1 m). The maximum and minimum source levels were appeared at the frequency range of 2.5 to 5.0 kHz and around 100 kHz, respectively. The average source levels at $0^{\circ}$, $90^{\circ}$, $180^{\circ}$ and $270^{\circ}$ were 162.9 (SD: 10.6), 168.4 (SD: 10.0), 162.1 (SD: 9.1) and 166.5 (SD: 11.1) dB (re $1{\mu}Pa$ at 1 m). The average source level measured by a step of $30^{\circ}$ in vertical was 184.9 (SD: 2.2) dB (re $1{\mu}Pa$ at 1 m). The relative maximum variation width of the source levels in horizontal and in vertical measurement were less than 7.0 dB and 1.0 dB, respectively.

Keywords

Mechanical white noise generator;Prototype;Underwater sound source;Source level;Performance evaluation

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 부경대학교

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