- Kevin B. Smith
Mail Code: PH/Sk
Department of Physics
Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Monterey, CA 93943
Email: kbsmith (at) nps.edu
PhD - Univ of Miami, 1991
MS - Yale Univ, 1988
AB - Rollins College, 1986
- 2008-Present: Professor
- 2000-2008: Associate Professor
- 1995-2000: Assistant Professor
- 1995 - 1996 Research Scientist/Consultant, EOS Research Assoicates, Monterey, CA: Duties included computational research in underwater sound propagation and modeling, with emphasis on matched-field processing
- 1992 - 1994 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Marine Physical Laboratory, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, La Jolla, CA: Duties included computational research in underwater sound propagation and modeling, with emphasis on reverberation and bottom interactions. Research was also being conducted on long-range acoustic propagation and the influence of oceanic variability, and interactions with rough surface interfaces.
- 1991 - 1991 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Applied Marine Physics, RSMAS, Univ of Miami, Miami, FL: Duties included computational research in underwater sound propagation and modeling, with emphasis on reverberation, and chaos in underwater sound propagation and ocean surface wave propagation. Research was also conducted on long-range acoustic propagation as it relates to measurements of global warming.
- All aspects of general physics and advanced courses on underwater acoustics.
- Underwater acoustic propagation including, but not limited to, the following areas:
- propagation in littoral environments and interactions with internal waves
- interactions with sediment and sub-sediment bottom structures
- matched-field processing and broadband transient localization in shallow water
- scattering from rough bottom and surface interfaces, specifically as it relates to predictions of reverberaton
- long range propagation and the effects of ocean variability, specifically as it relates to global warming
- nonlinear dynamics and chaos, particularly the relationships between classical and wave chaos
- and general improvements in acoustic modeling with the parabolic approximation as an aid to data analysis.
- 1992 - Marine Physical Laboratory Postdoctoral Fellowship, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Univ of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
- Chairman, Engineering Acoustics Academic Committee
- Associate Chair for Research, Department of Physics
- Member, Undersea Warfare Academic Committee
- Member, NPS Research Board
- Representative At-large, NPS Faculty Council
- Member, NPS Faculty Council Executive Board
- Member, GSEAS Faculty Advisory Council
- Member, Technical Committee for Public Relations in Acoustics, the Acoustical Society of America
- Member, Technical Committee for Education in Acoustics, the Acoustical Society of America
- Smith, K.B., Abrantes, A.A.M., and Larraza, A., “Examination of time-reversal acoustics in shallow water and applications to non-coherent underwater communications,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 113(6), pp. 3095-3110, 2003.
- Heinemann, M., Larraza, A., and Smith, K.B., “Experimental studies of applications of time-reversal acoustics to non-coherent underwater communications,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 113(6), pp. 3111-3116, 2003.
- Smith, K.B., “Computing the influence of Doppler due to source/receiver motion in parabolic equation models,” J. Comp. Acoust., Vol. 10(3), pp. 1-15, 2002.
- Smith, K.B., Miller, C.W., D’Agostino, A., Sperry, B., Miller, J.H., and Potty, G.R., “Three-dimensional propagation effects near the Mid-Atlantic Bight,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 112, pp. 373-376, 2002.
- Smith, K.B., “Convergence, stability, and variability of shallow water acoustic predictions using a split-step Fourier parabolic equation model,” J. Comp. Acoust., Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 243-285, 2001 - Special Issue of Proceedings of the Shallow Water Acoustic Modeling (SWAM’99) Workshop, 8 - 10 September 1999 (eds. Alex Tolstoy and Kevin B. Smith).
- Smith, K.B. and Cushman, E.B., “A comparison of quasi-continuous wave and broadband travel time techniques in the prediction of long-range reverberation,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 102, pp. 2063-2071, 1997.
- Keywords: Ocean Acoustic Propagation, Parabolic Equation Model, Transient Localization, Shallow Water Reverberation