Underwater Signatures (Electromagnetic): Seabasing Logistics and Amphibious Craft
This work supports the Navy’s interest in advanced sea platform performance science and technology (S&T), advanced sea platform survivability S&T, submarine S&T and seabasing S&T.
- Underwater electromagnetics discovery and invention (D&I):
- Emphasis on reliable prediction of ship and submarine underwater electromagnetic (EM) signatures
- Development of prediction methods combining computational with experimental data incorporating both hysteretic, permanent magnetization models and electrochemical surface models
- Improved, low-cost, underwater electromagnetic signature measurement techniques based on small UUVs rather than large-fixed range
Research Concentration Areas
- Underwater Signatures: Future ship and submarine survivability require accurate EM signature prediction. D&I work will lead to greatly improved tools and methods to understand, measure and model these signatures.
Research Challenges and Opportunities
- Underwater Signatures:
- S&T investments to ensure reliable, real-time knowledge and management of underwater electromagnetic signatures
- Reduce risk with respect to meeting signature requirements through a combination of physical-scale models (magnetic and electrolytic) and computational, physics-based models
- Reduce the number of electromagnetic sensors required to monitor and self-assess electromagnetic signatures
UPDATED: November 2020
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