Sensors form the heart of any oceanographic instruments and Sonar. Most of these sensors are imported with huge costs and many a time not supplied for the strategic reasons. Development of sensors such as underwater acoustic transducers, biosensors, buried-object detection systems will help India in bridging the technological gap with the developed countries. Different platforms employ a large variety of sensors, which operate in a wide range of hostile environments and use different measurement protocols. Suitable underwater electronic systems that are cost effective and that could withstand long term operations in the sea need to be developed. Since acoustics is the only efficient mode of communication in underwater, research, development and implementation in key areas of underwater acoustics such as ambient noise measurement, analysis, characterization and modeling, acoustic vector sensor, sea bed classification/characterization, underwater signal processing algorithms for shallow water applications etc, are taken up where in only a very few initiatives have been taken up in our country in the last one decade.
National Institute of Ocean Technology, Chennai
Wherever required, it is proposed to work in collaboration with academic institutes, universities, research and development organizations, industries and international organizations. A few projects would be executed through inter- institutional programs with IITs, IISc, NIO, NPL , etc .
It is proposed to establish SONAR Testing facility, Underwater Precision Engineering Laboratory and Biosensor Labs, Analytical / Microscopy Laboratory.
It is proposed to have a towing tank and a float calibration facility to enable calibration of sensors and floats. A wind tunnel is proposed for calibration of meteorological sensors, storage yard for mechanical components / electronic instruments / accessories.
An open sea acoustic laboratory would act as a fully instrumented measurement station and facility for testing and calibration of underwater acoustic devices. The laboratory would be a floating platform which could be operated up to 100 m depth. The frequency range is 20 kHz to 200 kHz. It would have facility for testing of underwater systems and measurements in the open sea. The facility would also enable experiments for single transmission and reception for carrying out sound propagation studies.
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Last Updated On 04/07/2015 - 12:50