Real-time, general-purpose, high-speed signal processing systems for underwater research: proceedings of a working-level conference held at SACLANTCEN on 18-21 September 1979 - part 1 : sessions 1 to 3
During the last few years, advances in the computer field have reached a level where it is possible to implement fast signal-processing systems through the use of standard computer equipment operating in association with more specialized devices. such as high-speed array processors and programmable beamformers. As it appears that in underwater acoustics many different signal processing requirements may be met by the use of sets of common hardware and software functional modules, a generalpurpose, on-line, signal-processing facility designed to meet the combined needs of a number of underwater research project will often be the most appropriate approach towards making use of present technology. This can provide important savings in capital outlay and manpower, improve operations, and increase response capability. The purpose of the Conference was for specialists in the subject field to present their views and experiences in the designing of such general-purpose systems. The Conference was also open to other computer and signal-processing specialists who have a working interest in such systems.