Publication
Title
Simulating the morphological feasibility of adaptive beamforming in bats
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Abstract
It has been suggested that it is advantageous for bats to adapt their emission beam pattern depending on the situation. Hartley [9] has proposed that bats could steer the direction in which they emit most energy by controlling the phase relationship between the sound emerging from both nostrils. In this paper, we evaluate based on simulations, whether such an adaptive mechanism would be viable in FM bats given their specialized facial morphology. We find that these bats could indeed relocate the center of their emission beam pattern using a phased array mechanism. Furthermore, we list two ways in which this would help bats localizing target objects.
Language
English
Source (book)
From animals to animats : 11th International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, Paris, France, august 2010 / Doncieux, S.(edit.)
Publication
Berlin : Springer, 2010
Volume/pages
p. 136-145
ISI
000286843200013
Number
978-3-642-15192-7
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 31.08.2010
Last edited 14.06.2017
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