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Title: Side-scan sonar for inspecting coastal structures
Authors: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Keywords: Side-scan sonar
Sloping coastal structures
Rubble-mound jetties
Vertical-wall structures
Concrete caissons
Timber cribs
High-frequency depth sounders
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Coastal engineering technical note ; CETN-III-16.
Description: Technical note
Introduction: SSS has been used to map the sea bottom and search for submerged objects since the 1960's (Fleming, 1976). Recent experiments by CERC and the Buffalo District have shown SSS to be useful for inspecting both sloping coastal structures (i.e., rubble-mound jetties and breakwaters) and vertical-wall structures (i.e., concrete caissons and timber cribs). SSS is an adaptation of high-frequency depth sounders. It uses sound energy projected laterally to produce an acoustic image of the sea bottom or submerged structure.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
Appears in Collections:Technical Note - Section III Coastal Structures

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