TABLE D3 Products of ONR 32 Research in Algorithms and Measurement/Analysis Techniques

Available

Emerging

Future

internal wave imaging (acoustic and optical)

ocean color and bottom reflectance

water quality by optics

extremely low frequency/very low frequency/ low frequency (ELF/VLF/LF) radio propagation

synthetic aperture sonar (SAS)

underwater object ID by remote optics

ocean stereophoto analysis

under-ice optical transmission

fusion of optical/acoustic signatures

matched field processing

marine radar “sea spikes”

acoustic holography of underwater objects

chirp sonar

SAR polarimetry for wind stress

through-the-sensor data assimilation

seismo-acoustic velocities

Lagrangian tracer processing

stochastic (long-range acoustic) inversions

deterministic tomography

fathometer sediment classification

mine countermeasures by neural nets

synthetic aperture radar (SAR) for surface currents, ice thickness

electromagnetic sediment classification

ultra wideband (UWB) radar “spectroscopy”

tunneling electron microscope (TEM)/ environmental cell

cloud retrieval from AVHRR (advanced very high-resolution radiometer)

over-the-horizon radar for ocean surface currents

Lagrangian/Eulerian floats (adaptable)

stochastic (ocean) tomography

acoustic daylight

towed profiling systems

surrogate littoral environment

ionospheric tomography

inverted echo sounder

geomorphology province classification

marine boundary layer tomography

near surface void (air) fraction

acoustic thermometry

real-time, all source survey optimization

flow cytometry on a chip (for in situ devices)

bottom tomography, sea ice tomography

convection/subduction tracers

in situ nitrate/nitrite tracers

video plankton recorder

 

bottom acoustic loss (for mine countermeasures)

3-D imaging of sediments, particle velocimetry

 

towed profiling systems

benthic surface activity scanner

 
 

high-capacity/low-power data storage

 
 

biologic distribution by acoustics

 
 

rainfall and breaking waves by passive acoustics

 
 

near-surface hydrodynamics via acoustic scanning

 

Source: Office of Naval Research.



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