Physical Acoustics

  • Autonomy for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV)
  • Acoustic Stealth for Underwater Systems
  • Counter Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (CUUV)
  • Active & Passive Distributed Autonomous Systems (DAS)
  • Target Scattering Modeling for Multi-Statics
  • Structural Acoustics Sonar (Acoustic Color) for MCM/ ASW
  • Zero and Low Doppler Sonar Signal Processing
  • Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS) signal processing
  • Buried Object Detection and Classification
  • Acoustics Transduction for Broadband Systems
  • Single Crystal Materials for Transduction
  • Fiber-Optic Sensors
  • Nearfield Acoustic & EM Holography
  • Compact Range Scattering and Radiation (CRSR)
  • Hydrogen in Graphene Storage for Fuel Cells
  • Control of Phonon Transport in Thin Films
  • Fundamental loss mechanisms in thin films
  • Terahertz (THz) Acoustics
  • Nanomechanical resonators and devices

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.