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AREA OF WORK


TRANSDUCERS

  • Development of transducers and arrays for the sonar systems
  • Design of underwater projectors and hydrophones for various sonar applications
  • Theoretical studies and modelling of the transducers and  passive acoustic materials
  • Characterisation of the piezoceramic materials
  • Mechanical design of acoustic baffles & rubber moulded junction boxes
  • Testing and evaluation of transducers and passive acoustic materials

EMBEDDED SYSTEMS

  • Development of technologies & techniques for real-time embedded systems for sonar
  • Development of processor/controller based hardware
  • Development ofnetworks/communication/interfacing techniques
  • Development of advanced human machine interfaces
  • Design, development, testing and integration of signal processing systems for sonar

ENGINEERING

  • Design and Development of the state of the art winch and handling systems
  • Design and Development of advanced underwater bodies
  • Design and Development of wet end mechanical systems for sonar systems
  • Design and Development of electronic enclosures
  • Preparation of design and manufacturing drawings
  • 3D CAD modelling of various systems such as components and sub-assemblies
  • Manufacturing of product/prototype/actual system for various sonar systems

MATERIAL SCIENCE &MATERIAL ENGINEERING

  • Design and development of MEMS based sensors for marine environment
  • Development and engineering of materials such as structural composites, smart material and functional coatings
  • Engineering of damping technologies for the direct applications in sonar systems
  • Development of encapsulants for underwater sensors

OCEAN SCIENCE

  • Studies on theoretical and experimental aspects of the processes related to ocean medium, ocean bottom and underwater sound propagation
  • Planning and conduct of acoustic experiments and processing of acoustic data
  • Development and implementation of acoustic propagation models
  • Quality management of oceanographic data collected during various missions
  • Characterisation of sea bottom parameters using state of the art instrumentation
  • Planning and conduct of oceanographic data collection and analysis

SIGNAL CONDITIONING & PROCESSING

  • Design and development of front-end subsystems for sonar systems
  • Design and development of electronics sub-assemblies required for towed arrays
  • Development of technologies for data acquisition, telemetry, power distribution pressure tolerance, and thermal management
  • Design and development of power amplifiers

SIGNAL PROCESSING ALGORITHMS

  • Development of algorithms for detection, localization, tracking and classification in sonar systems
  • Testing and performance evaluation of algorithms
  • Simulation of ocean environment conditions and sensor array signals undervarious target scenarios
  • Development of reconfigurable test jigs for testing of sonar subsystems
  • Development of underwater communication systems based on software defined radio

OPTO-ELECTRONICS

  • Research and Development of Opto-Electronic Technologies for underwater applications
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