Naval applications of marine acoustics

David Bradley

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Abstract

Both communities have interests (or requirements) that can be described by the parameters of time and space. The science and technology of Marine Acoustics, dependent on specific investigators and their focus, is not limited in it's interest. Navies, on the other hand, have constrained requirements and most usually, constrained equipments/resources. While there is often coincidence of interest, there is also competition for National resources; the outcome can lead to frustration on all sides. An additional issue has to be recognized; if the Navy believes it has developed an operational advantage by exploiting a particular oceanic behavior, it will (and should) protect that information, which is counter to the needs of a scientist, whose metric for success is publication. Balancing those competing issues can be difficult. From the perspective of Naval needs (requirements), several examples of the juxtaposition of sonar characteristics and Naval Operations onto the "world" of Marine Acoustics will be given, with an emphasis on ocean physical properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of ACOUSTICS 2017 Perth
Subtitle of host publicationSound, Science and Society - 2017 Annual Conference of the Australian Acoustical Society, AAS 2017
EditorsTerrance McMinn, Alec Duncan
PublisherAustralian Acoustical Society
ISBN (Electronic)9780909882075
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
EventACOUSTICS 2017 Perth: Sound, Science and Society - 2017 Annual Conference of the Australian Acoustical Society, AAS 2017 - Perth, Australia
Duration: Nov 19 2017Nov 22 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of ACOUSTICS 2017 Perth: Sound, Science and Society - 2017 Annual Conference of the Australian Acoustical Society, AAS 2017

Other

OtherACOUSTICS 2017 Perth: Sound, Science and Society - 2017 Annual Conference of the Australian Acoustical Society, AAS 2017
CountryAustralia
CityPerth
Period11/19/1711/22/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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