Tabu for matched-field source localization and geoacoustic inversion

Zoi Heleni Michalopoulou, Urmi Ghosh-Dastidar

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Tabu is a global optimization technique that has been very successful in operations research, In this paper, a Tabu-based method is developed for source localization and geoacoustic inversion with underwater sound data; the method relies on memory to guide the multiparameter search. Tabu is evaluated through a comparison to simulating annealing. Both methods are tested by inverting synthetic data for various numbers of unknown parameters. Tabu is found to be superior to the simulated annealing variant implemented here in terms both of accuracy and efficiency. Inversion results from the SWellEX-96 data set are also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-145
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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