Materials (MAT) Panel

  • Smart composites
  • High strength steels
  • Advanced magnetic and electro ceramic materials
  • Development of wear, abrasion, erosion, low friction corrosion and oxidation resistance coatings
  • Stealth materials for ships/submarines
  • Acoustic signature management materials
  • Anti-fouling coatings
  • Microbial fuel cells
  • High productivity welding technologies
  • Polymer & nano-composites for energy storage devices
  • Functional polymers & coatings for marine applications
  • Smart materials for naval applications

Hydrodynamics (HYDRO) Panel

  • Theoretical and Computational hydrodynamics
  • Free surface aspects. To develop state-of-the art computing methods for solution of a variety of linear and non linear free-surface flow problems.
  • Ship motions and wave loads.
  • Wave and wake dynamics.
  • Hydrodynamics in design.
  • Propulsion hydrodynamics and hydro-acoustics. To develop analysis and computational methods over two and 3-D lifting surfaces.
  • Cavitations and bubble flow.
  • Viscous ship hydrodynamics to determine viscous flow over submerged bodies.
  • Frontier experimental techniques.
  • Special areas like water-entry and hydrodynamic impact.
  • Shallow water hydrodynamics, bluff-body hydrodynamics.

Ocean Environment(OE) Panel

  • Ocean/Atmosphere Monitoring System
    • Development and deployment of moored met-ocean buoys.
    • Development of algorithms for retrieval of met-ocean parameters from satellite data.
    • Validation of satellite products using data from buoys.
  • Now cast/Forecast System
    • Development and implementation of improved models of the ocean and the lower atmosphere.
    • Studies, with ocean models and couples ocean atmosphere models related to generation of initial conditions, and to boundary condition (including assimilation studies).
  • Process Studies
    • Field campaigns and theoretical/modeling work related to the physics of air-sea coupling over the Indian Ocean.
    • Studies on mixing and dispersion in the coastal ocean.
    • Studies on ocean-atmosphere processes in the Coastal region on time scales of hour to day.

Sonar & Signal Behaviour (SSB) Panel

  • Underwater Communication & Sensors
  • Underwater Acoustic Communication
  • Underwater Image processing
  • Ocean Acoustics and modelling
  • Sonar related materials & signal processing techniques
  • Environment Modelling
  • Underwater signal detection, tracking & classification of targets
  • Near Field Acoustic characterization and Systems
  • Seabed array for underwater surveillance

Marine System (MAR) Panel

  • Underwater sensors inclusive of their calibration devices, Instrumentation and control system.
  • UAVS
  • Deep sea moorings, tether cables, cable winches with slip rings (including underwater slip rings) for electronic and optical communications.
  • Ship based machinery and systems, thrusters, dynamic positioning systems with their control software.
  • Special propulsion systems and futuristic marine engines and power plants.
  • Hyperbaric research and development of mechanical and electrical subsystems / components like bearings, seals, electric and hydraulic motors and their valve systems for deep sea applications.
  • Diving and underwater habitat.
  • Ocean energy, batteries for underwater applications, neutrally buoyant tether.
  • Marine risers and their deployment systems.
  • Stealth technology.

Scientific Computing (SC) Panel

  • Parallel & Distributed Computing
  • Data Management and Visualization
  • Computational vision and Computational Image Processing
  • Design of Embedded system
  • Geometric algorithms.
  • Randomized and approximation algorithms.
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) related to Naval applications

Hydro-Vibro-Acoustic (HVA) Panel

  • Ocean Wave guide acoustics
  • Fluid- Structure interaction of composite propellers
  • Acoustic Scattering and Radiation by Ships and Submarines
  • Flow induced noise and its interaction with structures
  • Sound Radiation, Self Noise of Sonar domes, torpedoes etc.; Vibration control
  • Low frequency vibration of engine foundation /mounts; vibration control
  • Shock response of hull structure; shock hardening strategies
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