This course provides advanced training for the use of sonar systems in the subsea environment. Students will utilize multiple sonar systems for the purpose of profiling and imaging nearshore infrastructure; positioning and navigation of subsurface equipment; and interpreting collected sonar data for use in marine subsurface applications. Specific sonar systems utilized will include multibeam sonar, side scan sonar, scanning sonar and USBL systems. Group 2 course.
Required Prerequisites WSI 200
, WSI 210
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
- Develop necessary skills specific to sonar operations for marine subsurface applications.
- Acoustically create visualizations of underwater structures including docks, piers, intakes, shipwrecks and habitat.
- Demonstrate the general acoustic principles including sonar frequency, range and their influence on resolutions.
- Evaluate the subsurface ecosystem and marine habitat through interpretation of sonar data.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- Develop as a technical lead for a cross-functional team through advanced sonar system operations.
- Integrate components for subsea navigation and positioning using underwater positioning and sonar systems for customer requirements and applications.
Learning How to Learn:
- Appreciate the importance of sonar operations in providing information to local, regional and global stakeholders.
- Recognize the ability to use sonar operations in various real-life applications.