This instruction manual was officially released by Kongsberg Simrad AS for training purposes. It covers such areas of the underwater acoustics as transducers, sound propagation, sound paths, acoustic noise, positioning principles, examples, performance of the acoustic positioning systems, and basic acoustic formulas.
The first, introductory, chapter of the manual provides users with the general information about the underwater acoustics and transmission. The sound propagation principles have also been covered in this chapter with specific attention paid to such aspects as the pressure and intensity of the sound going through the waters, transmission loss etc.
One separate sub-chapter has been solely devoted to the transducers, their construction and efficiency, beam pattern, source level and other relevant items. The rest of the sub-chapters are dealing with the principles of positioning, sound paths, acoustic noise, performance of the systems, basic formulas relating to the underwater acoustics, etc.