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Piezoelectric Sonar Sensor Design and Use for Bathymetric Map Creation by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
by Morales, Connor, M.S., University of the Pacific, 2017, 67; 10602509
Abstract (Summary)

A genetic algorithm from literature is adapted to design piezoelectric sonar sensors using results from physics simulations to optimize for a uniform voltage response over a wide range of frequencies. The adapted genetic algorithm produces valid sensor designs, and algorithm improvements are proposed. The best case general methods for bathymetric mapping with a sonar sensor is determined by sweeping various point selection algorithms, interpolation algorithms, and algorithm parameters. A set of methods are proposed based on how many sample points are used and what error metric is preferred. Additional algorithms are suggested for future improvements.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Basha, Elizabeth
Commitee: El Kari, Chadi, Mueller, David
School: University of the Pacific
Department: Engineering
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 56/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Computer Engineering, Engineering, Electrical engineering
Keywords: Bathymetric, Bathymetry, Mapping, Piezoelectric, Sonar
Publication Number: 10602509
ISBN: 978-0-355-10361-8
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