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1. R. J. Urick, Principles of Underwater Sound, 3rd ed. (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1983).
2. M. B. Dobrin, Introduction to Geophysical Prospecting, 4th ed. (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1988).
3. A. R. McNeese, “ An investigation of the combustive sound source,” Master's thesis, The University of Texas, Austin, TX, 2010.
4. P. Wilson, J. Ellzey, and T. Muir, “ Experimental investigation of the combustive sound source,” IEEE J. Oceanic Eng. 20, 311320 (1995).

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The Combustive Sound Source (CSS) is being developed as an environmentally friendly source to be used in ocean acoustics research and surveys. It has the ability to maintain the same wide bandwidth signal over a 20 dB drop in source level. The CSS consists of a submersible combustion chamber filled with a fuel/oxidizer mixture. The mixture is ignited and the ensuing combustion and bubble activity radiates an impulsive, thus broadband, acoustic pulse. The ability to control pulse amplitude while maintaining bandwidth is demonstrated.


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