Physical Acoustics

  • Structural acoustics
  • Quantum effects in phononic crystals
  • Nanomechanical devices
  • Fiber-optic acoustic sensors
  • Acoustic transduction
  • Inverse scattering
  • Target strength/radiation modeling
  • Flow-induced noise and vibration
  • Active sonar classification
  • Underwater distributed, networked sensing
  • AUV-based sensing

Acoustic Signal Processing and Systems

  • Underwater acoustic communications and networking
  • Limits of array performance
  • Waveguide invariant processing
  • Acoustic field uncertainty
  • Acoustic interactions with transonic/supersonic flows
  • Acoustic noise forecasting
  • Long-range underwater communications
  • Underwater distributed sensing networks
  • Ocean boundary scattering
  • Acoustic propagation
  • Acoustic inversion
  • Characterization of reverberation
  • Acoustic metamaterials
  • Acoustics of microfluidic bubbly emulsions
  • Active sonar performance modeling
  • Compressive sensing
  • Acoustic classification
  • Nonlinear propagation
  • Underwater acoustic network warfare

Acoustic Simulation, Measurements, and Tactics

  • Ocean acoustic propagation and scattering models
  • Fleet application acoustic models
  • High-frequency seafloor and ocean acoustic measurements
  • Riverine acoustics
  • Distributed sensing networks
  • Incorporating uncertainty in predictive models
  • Tactical acoustic simulations and databases
  • Warfare effectiveness studies and optimization
  • Environmental assessment and planning tools
Structural acoustic studies are conducted in the one-million-gallon Acoustic Holographic Pool Facility.
Structural acoustic studies are conducted in the one-million-gallon Acoustic Holographic Pool Facility.