Passive Acoustic Sensing Systems Engineering

Course Description

Learn the basic physical principles underlying the propagation of acoustic signals in the atmosphere, environmental factors that influence sound near the ground and typical sources of noise that degrade the performance of acoustic signal processing systems. Discover techniques for designing (hardware configuration and software algorithms) acoustic systems for solving problems of interest in the battlefield.

Course ID: DEF 8109P
Course Format: Classroom

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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
15229 May 12, 2015 May 14, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,695
16094 May 10, 2016 May 12, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,695
18302 May 8, 2018 May 10, 2018 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,695

Special Discounts

GTRI employees are eligible for a discount on this course.  If you are a GTRI employee, please go to and look under “GT Professional Development” for a coupon code to use when checking out.

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Who Should Attend

Engineers, scientists and technical managers who are developing, specifying or purchasing acoustic systems for battlefield and surveillance applications

How You Will Benefit

  • Understand issues affecting outdoor sound propagation.

  • Understand and perform basic signal analysis, transient and persistent.

  • Characterize common types of signals of interest.

  • Mitigate different sources of noise.

  • Estimate times of arrival, bearings, source locations and real-time tracks using arrays.

  • Utilize acoustic sensing systems on mobile platforms.


  • Classes of problems, including transient and persistent sources, stationary and moving sources and receivers

  • Acoustic signal properties

  • Environmental effects

  • Array signal processing: Hardware configuration

  • Array signal processing: Signal detection

  • Array signal processing: Estimation

  • Array signal processing: Noise mitigation

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: James Teague, Ph.D.