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Analysis and Modeling of Echolocation Signals Emitted by Mediterranean Bottlenose Dolphins

EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing20062006:025257

  • Received: 21 January 2005
  • Accepted: 22 August 2005
  • Published:


We analyzed the echolocation sounds emitted by Mediterranean bottlenose dolphins. We extracted the click trains by visual inspection of the data files recorded along the coast of the Tuscany with the collaboration of the CETUS Research Center. We modeled the extracted sonar clicks as Gaussian or exponential multicomponent signals, we estimated the characteristic parameters and compared the data with the reconstructed signals based on the estimates. Results about the estimation and the data fitting are largely shown in the paper.


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Authors’ Affiliations

Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione, Elettronica, Informatica, Telecomunicazioni Università di Pisa, via G. Caruso 16, Pisa, 56122, Italy


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