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BS ISO 18406:2015 pdf free.Underwater acoustics – Measurement of underwater radiated sound from percussive pile driving
However, one issue that can cause enhanced directionality is where the hydrophone is deployed close to another structure that is capable of reflecting the sound waves. The combination of the direct and reflected waves causes interference, the nature of which will change depending on the arrival angle for the sound wave. This effect can be evident at kilohertz frequencies if the hydrophone is deployed close to a support structure such as a heavy mooring or support, or a recorder case that houses electronics and batteries but is mostly air-filled. Similarly, if the hydrophone has a guard deployed around it (a protective cage to prevent damage of the element by impacts), this can influence the directivity at kilohertz frequencies. If necessary, the above effects can be quantified by directional response measurements of the hydrophone together with the mounting, in a free-field environment,
To achieve acceptable signal-to-noise ratio when measuring acoustic signals, the system self- noise (expressed as the equivalent bandwidth noise pressure level) should be at least 10 dB below the lowest signal level to be measured in the frequency range of interest. For measurements of percussive pile driving where high amplitude signals are commonplace, this criterion is only likely to be challenging at significant range from the source (tens of kilometres).
NOTE 1 In the context considered here, the system self-noise is considered to be the noise originating from the hydrophone and recording system (for considerations of deployment and platform noise, see 5.3). The system self-noise is the noise generated by the system in the absence of any signal due to an external acoustic stimulus.This noise is electrical in nature, and is generated by the hydrophone itself and any electronic components such as amplifiers and ADCs. This is normally expressed as an equivalent bandwidth noise pressure level.BS ISO 18406 pdf download.

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