models of bottom reverberation: Construction of underlying
scattering theory and inverse problem.
· Integral equation
methods for solving non-separable problems in acoustics.
· Performance prediction
of high frequency acoustic signal processing algorithms
(adaptive null steering, monopulse processing, computer
· Investigating adiabatic,
coupled, and PE modeling techniques with the objective
of developing a coupled-mode approach that would maintain
the efficiency of adiabatic but include a significant portion
of the coupling effects.
· Imaging at
close range, for assistance with robotic manipulator arms
in turbid water, using sonar frequencies rivaling
those of medical ultrasound.
· Launch & recovery
of a small UUV with a large UUV, including small vehicle
vectoring to a target by a larger system, small vehicle
maneuvering about a target for close range sensing, and
small vehicle rendezvous with large vehicle.
· Develop and refine
techniques used in the classification of unknown contacts
based on uncertain, undersampled, and/or parametrically
· Development of methods
for real time acoustic geolocations of pulse train
events in the presence of ocean surface noise at moderate
to high sea states.
· Development of algorithms for synthesis of high density laser profiling data and
development of 3-D rendering models (fly-over simulations).
· Extensions of terminal
area optical processing for automated image analysis
and multi-spectral image fusion.
· Analysis and investigations
into hydrodynamics and advanced hull designs for
autonomous surface craft to support development of high
survivability sensor platforms for extended unattended use.
· Database technology
and data warehousing using agent technology.
· Network intrusion
detection using expert systems
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