TABLE D5 Products of ONR 32 Research in Ocean/Civil/Coastal Engineering and Research Vessel Designs




fish-bite damage assessment (cables)

slack cable dynamics

autonomous ocean sampling networks

novel mooring designs (S-tether)

full-induced vibration models for cable strumming

nonlinear stochastic design

vortex sediment resuspension

expendable moorings

shock mitigation for high-speed boats

imbedded “design wave” stochastic simulations

acoustic lenses

shallow water sub-bottom swath mapping

multiaxial material testing

hand-held sonars

offboard unmanned sensor platforms

inductive modems (moorings)

fish propulsion mechanisms

real-time sensor fusion and model assimilation

nonlinear floodgate models

water jet propulsion (efficiency)

parallel sampling from single ship

wave groupiness effects

high-speed projectile water entry

adaptive remote sampling

undersea membrane models

“wick” combustor power source

low- or self-powered gliders (ocean and atmosphere)

3-D unsteady flow codes

infragravity surf wave models


lithium-seawater battery

offshore bar migration and beach profile evolution


harbor/jetty wave attenuation

high-temperature material fracture and constitutive behavior


destratification due to bubble plumes

ice forces on structures


remote vehicle designs

airship methods


floating instrument platform (FLIP)

remotely piloted aircraft (RPAs)


arctic logistics/methods

arctic submarine


manned submersibles (ALVIN)

profiler motion compensation


remotely operated vehicle (ROV) controls

“expendable” mini-winch


deep-submergence ROVs

profiling CTD


ROV/AUV tools (e.g., rock drill)


Source: Office of Naval Research.

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