The relationship between array design and ambiguity surface characteristics is not straightforward for matched field processing (MFP) Because MFP makes use of multipath propagation, ambiguities are a function of the environment as well as the array. This paper develops a statistical approach that seeks to provide an analytic link between array design and metrics describing the MFP output. Approxim... read moreate expressions are derived for the probability distribution of power output across conventional MFP ambiguity surfaces. The validity of the expressions is examined through numerical simulation. This approach can be used as a design tool for comparing the expected performance of different array geometries.read less
Tracey, Brian H. "Statistical Description of Matched Field Processing Ambiguity Surfaces." The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 118, no. 3 (September 2005): 1372-1380. doi:10.1121/1.2000750.