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By Chiong Ching Lai, Sven Erik Nordholm, Yee Hong Leung

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ISBN-13: 9789811016899

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The ebook covers the layout formulations for broadband beamformer focusing on nearfield and farfield resources. The ebook content material contains historical past details at the acoustic surroundings, together with propagation medium, the array geometries, sign types and easy beamformer designs. accordingly it introduces layout formula for nearfield, farfield and combined nearfield-farfield beamformers and extends the layout formula into electronically steerable beamformers. furthermore, a strong formula is brought for all of the designs mentioned.

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This observation is in agreement with the array gain plot in Fig. e. SNR improvement) at frequency above 1800 Hz but negative array gain at low frequencies. This negative gain implies that any mismatch or error between the design model and practical environment will be significantly amplified, thus degrading the SNR at low frequencies. This is because at low frequencies, the designs behave as super-directive beamformers which are sensitive to any mismatch, in this case, the mismatch in r between the design specifications and the actual operating r.

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