Documentation

This is machine translation

Translated by Microsoft
Mouseover text to see original. Click the button below to return to the English verison of the page.

Note: This page has been translated by MathWorks. Please click here
To view all translated materals including this page, select Japan from the country navigator on the bottom of this page.

range2tl

Compute underwater sound transmission loss from range

Syntax

tl = range2tl(rng,freq,depth)

Description

example

tl = range2tl(rng,freq,depth) returns the transmission loss, tl, for a sound wave of frequency freq arriving from a source at distance rng. The channel depth is depth. The transmission loss is due to geometrical spreading and frequency-dependent absorption. This function is the inverse of tl2range.

Examples

collapse all

Find the transmission loss (in dB) for a sonar operating at 2 kHz in a channel that is 200 m deep. The sound path is 1000.0 m long.

rng = 1000.0;
freq = 2000.0;
depth = 200;
tl = range2tl(rng,freq,depth)
tl =

   50.1261

Input Arguments

collapse all

Distance from sound source to receiver, specified as a positive scalar. Units are in meters.

Example: 10e3

Data Types: double

Frequency of sound, specified as a positive scalar. Units are in Hz.

Example: 1e3

Data Types: double

Channel depth, specified as a positive scalar. Units are in meters.

Example: 200

Data Types: double

Output Arguments

collapse all

Transmission loss, returned as a positive scalar. Units are in dB.

Data Types: double

Limitations

  • The transmission loss model assumes that seawater salinity is 35 ppt, pH is 8, and temperature is 10°C.

  • The transmission loss model is valid for frequencies less than or equal to 2.0 MHz.

References

[1] Ainslie M. A. and J.G. McColm. "A simplified formula for viscous and chemical absorption in sea water." Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 103, Number 3, 1998, pp. 1671--1672.

[2] Urick, Robert J. Principles of Underwater Sound, 3rd ed. Los Altos, CA:Peninsula Publishing, 1983.

Extended Capabilities

Introduced in R2017b

Was this topic helpful?