Paul Hursky

Heat, Light and Sound Research
3366 North Torrey Pines Ct., La Jolla, CA 92037

858-457-0800, ext. 103
paul.hursky@HLSResearch.com

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Signal processing, underwater acoustics, acoustic communications, inversion techniques.

Professional Experience

2004-present

Principal Scientist, Heat, Light and Sound Research, San Diego, California.

1999-2004

Sr. Scientist, Science Applications International Corporation, La Jolla, California.

1980-1999

Research Specialist, Sr., Lockheed Martin Corporation, San Diego, California.

EDUCATION

2001 Ph. D. Electrical Engineering (Intelligent Systems, Robotics, and Controls), University of California in San Diego.
  Dissertation: "Using ambient noise and sources of opportunity to estimate environment parameters and improve matched field source detection and localization," advisors W. S. Hodgkiss and W. A. Kuperman at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
1980 M. S. Physics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
1978 B. S. Physics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

PUBLICATIONS

Paul Hursky, W. S. Hodgkiss and W. A. Kuperman, "Matched field processing with data-derived modes," J. Acoust. Soc. Am 109(4):1355-1366 (2001).

Paul Hursky, Michael B. Porter, Bruce D. Cornuelle, W. S. Hodgkiss, and W. A. Kuperman, "Adjoint modeling for acoustic inversion", J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 115(2): 607-619 (2004). 

Paul Hursky, Martin Siderius, Michael B. Porter, and Vincent K. McDonald, "High-frequency (8-16 kHz) model-based source localization", J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 115(6): 3021-3032 (2004).

Paul Hursky, Michael B. Porter, Martin Siderius and Vincent K. McDonald, "Point-to-point underwater acoustic communications using spread-spectrum passive phase conjugation", (submitted to JASA on 12/13/2005, conditionally accepted on 3/8/2006).

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Anthony W. Robertson and Paul Hursky, "Adaptive Processing for Underwater Acoustic Spatial Arrays in Airborne Systems," presented at 35th Navy Symposium on Underwater Acoustics, Washington, D.C., November 1983.

S. F. Sullivan Jr. and Paul Hursky, "Measurement of sea bed topography and bistatic scattering coefficients with Steered Frequency Source arrays," Proceedings of Oceans '94, vol III, pp. 200-206, Brest, France, 13-16 Sept 1994.

B. Gillespie, K. Rolt, G. Edelson, R. Shaffer, and P. Hursky, "Littoral target forward scattering," Acoustical Imaging, Vol. 23, Edited by S. Lees and L. A. Ferrair, Boston, MA, USA, 13-16 April 1997.

Paul Hursky, W. S. Hodgkiss and W. A. Kuperman, "Matched field source localization using data-derived modes," Proceedings of the Fifth European Conference on Underwater Acoustics, ECUA 2000, LASSO (ESCPE Lyon, France), 10-13 July 2000, edited by Manell E. Zakharia, co-edited by Patrick Chevret and Patrick Dubnail, pp. 965-970 (Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2000).

Michael B. Porter, Paul Hursky, Christopher Tieman, and Mark Stevenson, "Correlation tracking with the Hydra Array", (invited talk) 17th International Congress on Acoustics, Vol. II., Rome (2001).

Michael B. Porter, Paul Hursky, Christopher O. Tiemann, Mark Stevenson, "Model-based tracking for autonomous arrays", MTS/IEEE Oceans 2001 - An Ocean Odyssey, Conference Proceedings, pp. 786-792, Honolulu, Hawaii, November 5-8, 2001.

Paul Hursky, Michael B. Porter, Joseph A. Rice, Vincent K. McDonald, "Passive Phase-conjugate Signaling using pulse-position modulation," MTS/IEEE Oceans 2001 - An Ocean Odyssey, Conference Proceedings, pp. 2244-2249, Honolulu, Hawaii, November 5-8, 2001.

Michael B. Porter, Paul Hursky, Martin Siderius, Vincent K. McDonald, and Paul Baxley (invited talk), "High-Frequency Propagation for Acoustic Communications", in Impact of Littoral Environmental Variability on Acoustic Predictions and Sonar Performance, Eds. Nicholas G. Pace and Finn B. Jensen, Kluwer (2002).

Paul Hursky, Michael B. Porter, Bruce Cornuelle, William Hodgkiss, and William Kuperman, "Adjoint-Assisted Inversion for Shallow-Water Environment Parameters", in Impact of Littoral Environmental Variability on Acoustic Predictions and Sonar Performance, Eds. Nicholas G. Pace and Finn B. Jensen, Kluwer (2002).

Paul Hursky, Martin Siderius, Michael B. Porter, Vincent K. McDonald, "High-frequency Broadband Matched Field Processing in the 8-16 kHz Band", Proceedings of the IEEE Oceans 2003 Marine Technology and Ocean Science Conference, 22-26 September 2003, San Diego, USA (2003).

A. Abawi, M. Porter, C. Tiemann, P. Hursky, S. Martin, "Biomimetic target classification", Proceedings of the HF Ocean Acoustics Conference, 1-5 March 2004, La Jolla, Ca (2004).

M. Porter, P. Hursky, M. Siderius, M. Badiey, J. Caruthers, W. Hodgkiss, K. Raghukumar, D. Rouseff, W. Fox, C. de Moustier, B. Calder, B. Kraft, V. McDonald, P. Stein, J. Lewis, S. Rajan, The KauaiEx Group, "The KauaiEx Experiment", Proceedings of the HF Ocean Acoustics Conference, 1-5 March 2004, La Jolla, Ca (2004).

V. McDonald, P. Hursky, and The KauaiEx Group, "Telesonar testbed instrument provides a flexible platform for acoustic propagation and communications research in the 8-50 kHz band", Proceedings of the HF Ocean Acoustics Conference, 1-5 March 2004, La Jolla, Ca (2004).

P. Hursky, V. McDonald, and The KauaiEx Group, "Channel effects on DSSS-Rake receiver performance", Proceedings of the HF Ocean Acoustics Conference, 1-5 March 2004, La Jolla, Ca (2004).

ABSTRACTS

R. C. Shockley, J. A. Rice, and Paul Hursky, "Element localization for bottomed arrays without transponders", J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 95:2809, 127th Meeting, Acoust. Soc. Am., May 1994.

Paul Hursky, W. A Kuperman, W. S Hodgkiss, "Extracting modal structure from vertical array ambient noise data in shallow water," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 98:2971, 130th Meeting, Acoust. Soc. of Am., St. Louis, MI, 1995.

Paul Hursky, W. S. Hodgkiss and W. A. Kuperman, "Source depth estimation using modal structure extracted from vertical array ambient noise data in shallow water," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 102:3105, Pt. 2, 134th Meeting, Acoust. Soc. of Am., San Diego, CA, December 1-5, 1997.

Paul Hursky, W. S. Hodgkiss and W. A. Kuperman, "Comparison of mode-shapes-only source depth estimation with conventional matched field source localization and the impact of array tilt on these processes," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 105:1105, No. 2, Pt. 2, 137th Meeting, Acoust. Soc. of Am., Berlin, Germany, March 15-19, 1999.

Philippe Roux, Megan McArthur, Paul Hursky and W. A. Kuperman, "A high-resolution algorithm for wave number inversion using a holographic technique," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 105:1106, No. 2, Pt. 2, 137th Meeting, Acoust. Soc. of Am., Berlin, Germany, March 15-19, 1999.

Paul Hursky, K. Heaney, and M. B. Porter, "Performance of conventional and model-based trackers for towed arrays," Technical Workshop on Submarine Acoustic Superiority, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Newport Division, Newport, RI, April 4-6, 2000.

Paul Hursky, W. S. Hodgkiss and W. A. Kuperman, "Matched field source localization using data-derived modes," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 107:2867, 139th Meeting, Acoust Soc. of Am., Atlanta, GA, 2000.

Paul Hursky, C. O. Tiemann, M. B. Porter, and R. B. Evans, "Comparison of wideband matched field processing algorithms," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 108:2645, 140th Meeting, Acoust Soc. of Am., Newport Beach, CA, December 4-8, 2000.

Paul Hursky, W. S. Hodgkiss and W. A. Kuperman, "Inversion for Self-Consistent Modes, Wavenumbers and Bottom Properties Using Data-Derived Modes," presented at the 2001 Annual Meeting of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, San Diego, CA, July 9-13, 2001.

Paul Hursky, M. B. Porter, V. K. McDonald, and J. A. Rice, "Passive phase-conjugate signaling using pulse position modulation," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 109:2477, Pt. 2, 141st Meeting, Acoust. Soc. of Am., Chicago, IL, June 4-8. 2001.

Paul Hursky, M. B. Porter, B. D. Cornuelle, W. S. Hodgkiss, W. A. Kuperman, "Using an adjoint model to invert for unknown perturbations to a presumed environment," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 110:2661, Pt. 2, 142nd Meeting, Acoust. Soc. of Am., Fort Lauderdale, FL, December 3-7. 2001.

Paul Hursky, Martin Siderius, Michael B. Porter, "Passive phase-conjugate signaling for autonomous systems in the ocean", J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 111:2438, Pt. 2, 143rd Meeting, Acoust. Soc. of Am., Pittsburg, PA, 3-7 June 2002.

Martin Siderius, Michael B. Porter, Paul Hursky, and Peter Nielsen, Jurgen Sellshop, "Matched field processing in a highly variable shallow water site", J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 111:2438, Pt. 2, 143rd Meeting, Acoust. Soc. of Am., Pittsburg, PA, 3-7 June 2002.

Paul  Hursky, Michael B. Porter, Bruce D. Cornuelle, W. S. Hodgkiss, W. A. Kuperman, "Adjoint methods for two-dimensional inversion and error analysis", J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 112:2402, Pt. 2, 144th Meeting, Acoust. Soc. of Am., Cancun, Mexico, 2-6 December 2002.

Paul Hursky, Michael B. Porter, John P. Ianniello, "Interference cancellation in a waveguide using signal subspace decomposition", (Invited talk), J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 113:2232, Pt. 2, 145th Meeting, Acoust. Soc. of Am., Nashville, Tennessee, 28 April - 2 May 2003.

Martin Siderius, Paul Hursky, and Michael Porter, "Ray-based geoacoustic inversion for high frequency broad band data", J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 113:2191-2192, Pt. 2, 145th Meeting, Acoust. Soc. of Am., Nashville, Tennessee, 28 April - 2 May 2003.

Paul Hursky, Martin Siderius, Michael B. Porter, Vincent K. McDonald, "Model-based source localization in the 8-16 kHz band using the channel impulse response function", J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 113:2232, Pt. 2, 145th Meeting, Acoust. Soc. of Am., Nashville, Tennessee, 28 April - 2 May 2003.

Paul Hursky, Michael B. Porter, Don Davison, "Model-based tracking of broadband sources", Sixth International Conference on Theoretical & Computational Acoustics, Honolulu, Hawaii, August 11-15, 2003.

Paul Hursky, M. Porter, The KauaiEx Group, "Model-based tracking at high frequency", Proceedings of the HF Ocean Acoustics Conference, 1-5 March 2004, La Jolla, Ca (2004). 

Paul Hursky, Ahmad T. Abawi, Michael B. Porter, John A. Hildebrand, Sean M. Wiggins, and Allan W. Sauter, "Techniques for separating interfering blue and Fin whale calls" J. Acous. Soc. Am., 116(4):2613, 148th Meeting, Acous. Soc. of Am., San Diego, CA, 15-19 November 2004.

Work in progress

Paul Hursky, Michael. B. Porter, and Mark Stevenson,"Model-based tracking for autonomous systems using correlation waveforms," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. (in prep.).

Paul Hursky, Martin Siderius, Michael B. Porter, and Vincent K. McDonald, "Glider-towed array processing during Makai experiment ", J. Acoust. Soc. Am. (in prep.).