Towards an artificial pinna for a narrow-band biomimetic sonarhead

Daeeun Kim, Jose M. Carmena, John C.T. Hallam

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A genetic algorithm was used to evolve bat-like pinna shapes for a biomimetic sonarhead. Pinnae model consisted of small reflectors placed around the transducer. Experiments with ten reflectors showed the problem of phase cancellation in the received echoes. Analysis of phase cancellation suggests more realistic pinna models for future developments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEvolvable Systems
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Biology to Hardware - 3rd International Conference, ICES 2000, Proceedings
EditorsJulian Miller, Adrian Thompson, Peter Thomson, Terence C. Fogarty
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)3540673385, 9783540673385
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Event3rd International Conference on Evolvable Systems, ICES 2000 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 2000 Apr 172000 Apr 19

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other3rd International Conference on Evolvable Systems, ICES 2000
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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