Advanced Acoustics Capabilities

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Advanced Acoustics Capabilities

Advanced Acoustics Capabilities

The NASC Advanced Acoustics Sector has demonstrated unparalleled expertise in the development of advanced technologies critical to anti-submarine warfare. This sector designs and manufactures the special-purpose equipment that enables performance testing of advanced ASW sensors and systems.

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Sensor Development
  • Underwater Acoustic Systems
  • Array Mechanics
  • Acoustic Signal Processing
  • Hydrodynamic Modeling
  • Field Testing

The Advanced Acoustics Sector (AAS) excels in oceanographic system design, fabrication, and testing. This includes RF and cable data telemetry systems, autonomous suspension and sensor array deployment systems, acoustic and environmental sensor design and fabrication, digital signal processing and data storage hardware and software development. Additionally, AAS designs flight-qualified and environmentally-protected, microprocessor-controlled digital test hardware, and is highly adept at planning and conducting field testing in both controlled environments and open ocean conditions.

The NASC Advanced Acoustics Sector has demonstrated unparalleled expertise in the development and deployment of technologies critical to anti-submarine warfare. This sector designs and manufactures the special-purpose equipment that enhances performance testing of advanced ASW sensors and systems.

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Sensor Development
  • Underwater Acoustics
  • Array Mechanics and Processing
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Computer Modeling
  • Field Testing

The Advanced Acoustics Sector (AAS) excels in oceanographic system design, fabrication, and testing. This includes RF and cable data telemetry systems, autonomous suspension and sensor array deployment systems, as well as acoustic and environmental sensor design and fabrication and digital signal processing and data storage hardware and software development. Additionally, AAS offers flight-qualified and environmentally-protected, microprocessor-controlled digital test hardware and is highly adept at field testing in both controlled environments and open ocean conditions.

AAS Accomplishments

Unmanned Mini
Submersible Vehicle

High Accuracy Air
Deployment System

Acoustic Transducer
Technology

Ocean System Design,
Fabrication and Test

Flight Qualified Custom
Electronic Test Hardware

Miniature
Acoustic Receiver

Software Training
Tool Development

Acoustic Research
and Test Support

Base Launched
Sensor Technology

Unmanned Mini Submersible Vehicle

 
The NASC Mini-Submersible Vehicle is an autonomous underwater platform that can be air-launched or thrown over the side of an RV. Configured with a customizable payload bay, the field-replaceable components allow the vehicle to be used in a variety of operations.
 
This NASC designed underwater vehicle can be programmed to follow a defined mission-specific track, with multiple depth, heading and speed changes as required to support your operation, or can operate in a random manner. Underwater acoustic signals can be used to command the vehicle to alternative tracks or sensor functions.
 
With rechargeable batteries, the NASC Mini-Submersible Vehicle is a cost-effective alternative to over the side deployed sensors.

Unmanned Mini Submersible Vehicle

 
The NASC Mini-Submersible Vehicle is an autonomous underwater platform that can be air-launched or thrown over the side of an RV.  Configured with a customizable payload bay, the field-replaceable components allow the vehicle to be used in a variety of operations.
 
This NASC designed underwater vehicle can be programmed to follow a defined mission-specific track, with multiple depth, heading and speed changes as required to support your operation, or can operate in a random manner.  Underwater acoustic signals can be used to command the vehicle to alternative tracks or sensor functions.
 
With rechargeable batteries, the NASC Mini-Submersible Vehicle is a cost-effective alternative to over the side deployed sensors.

High Accuracy Air Deployment System

 
The NASC High Accuracy Air Deployment System is a decelerator and associated sensors designed to reduce the positional uncertainty in impact location of air deployed packages. The System optimizes drop zone accuracy by reducing air descent time, while still providing survivable impact speeds.
 
Using high fidelity computer simulation of the air deployment process, NASC can design a decelerator optimized for your package and impact requirements. If desired, an executable version of this same program can be provided to determine the actual launch point for existing environmental conditions in order to further increase the impact location accuracy.

High Accuracy Air Deployment System

 
The NASC High Accuracy Air Deployment System is a decelerator and associated sensors designed to reduce the positional uncertainty in impact location of air deployed packages. The System optimizes drop zone accuracy by reducing air descent time, while still providing survivable impact speeds.
 
Using high fidelity computer simulation of the air deployment process, NASC can design a decelerator optimized for your package and impact requirements. If desired, an executable version of this same program can be provided to determine the actual launch point for existing environmental conditions in order to further increase the impact location accuracy.
 

Acoustic Transducer Technology

 
Relying on extensive experience developing acoustic systems, NASC is capable of designing and fabricating active and passive acoustic transducers to meet a variety of environmental, packaging and operating conditions. Deep water, low frequency, high power – our transducers can handle it.
 
With multiple digital simulation tools, NASC can evaluate the effects of ceramic materials and assembly methods on transducer performance. Once a design is finalized, our broad network of suppliers can provide ceramic slugs using the optimal ceramic material in the required size and shape. NASC can then fabricate the elements, and verify their performance in our acoustic calibration equipment. Large assemblies can be tested in one of our open water test facilities.

 

Acoustic Transducer Technology

 
Relying on extensive experience developing acoustic systems, NASC is capable of designing and fabricating active and passive acoustic transducers to meet a variety of environmental, packaging and operating conditions.  Deep water, low frequency, high power – our transducers can handle it.
 
With multiple digital simulation tools, NASC can evaluate the effects of ceramic materials and assembly methods on transducer performance.  Once a design is finalized, our broad network of suppliers can provide ceramic slugs using the optimal ceramic material in the required size and shape.  NASC can then fabricate the elements, and verify their performance in our acoustic calibration equipment.  Large assemblies can be tested in one of our open water test facilities.

Ocean System Design, Fabrication and Test

 
NASC’s engineering staff has decades of experience with Ocean System design, fabrication and testing. We specialize in the rapid prototyping of hardware to meet specialized requirements. Utilizing fully equipped mechanical and electronic shops including 3-D printers and computerized PCB design tools, a custom device can go from paper design to finished hardware in minimal time.
 
Our design experience extends from shallow to deep water operating depths, acoustic, magnetic and electric field sensors, and short life experimental or long life persistent devices. Our design tools include Computer Aided Drafting, electronic circuit design, and mechanical simulations of ocean deployed systems. With access to several flooded quarries and the open ocean, we can verify the performance of your system before delivery.

Ocean System Design, Fabrication and Test

 
NASC’s engineering staff has decades of experience with Ocean System design, fabrication and testing. We specialize in the rapid prototyping of hardware to meet specialized requirements. Utilizing fully equipped mechanical and electronic shops including 3-D printers and computerized PCB design tools, a custom device can go from paper design to finished hardware in minimal time.
 
Our design experience extends from shallow to deep water operating depths, acoustic, magnetic and electric field sensors, and short life experimental or long life persistent devices. Our design tools include Computer Aided Drafting, electronic circuit design, and mechanical simulations of ocean deployed systems. With access to several flooded quarries and the open ocean, we can verify the performance of your system before delivery.

Flight Qualified Custom Electronic Test Hardware

 
NASC’s engineering staff is experienced in designing and fabricating flight and ship qualified electronic equipment. Whether it’s a device to program or communicate with a free floating ocean sensor, an electronics test set to confirm proper functioning of your equipment prior to a test, a device to process and store large quantities of digital or analog data, or a device to simulate other existing equipment, we have you covered.
 
Our equipment comes in environmentally sealed containers or flight qualified rack mountable boxes as required by your specification. They can be powered by ships power or self-contained power supplies. Communication via RF, WiFi, Bluetooth, IR or cable connections are possible.
 
If you have a need for a piece of electronic test equipment and can’t find an existing device to fit the bill, come talk to us. The possibilities are endless.

Flight Qualified Custom Electronic Test Hardware

 
NASC’s engineering staff is experienced in designing and fabricating flight and ship qualified electronic equipment. Whether it’s a device to program or communicate with a free floating ocean sensor, an electronics test set to confirm proper functioning of your equipment prior to a test, a device to process and store large quantities of digital or analog data, or a device to simulate other existing equipment, we have you covered.
 
Our equipment comes in environmentally sealed containers or flight qualified rack mountable boxes as required by your specification. They can be powered by ships power or self-contained power supplies. Communication via RF, WiFi, Bluetooth, IR or cable connections are possible.
 
If you have a need for a piece of electronic test equipment and can’t find an existing device to fit the bill, come talk to us. The possibilities are endless.

Miniature Acoustic Receiver

 
If your ocean testing require an inexpensive disposable sensor to monitor environmental acoustic sounds NASC might have just what you need. With decades of experience in expendable acoustic sensors, NASC engineers can design and fabricate small acoustic receivers to your specific frequency band, detection range and life.
 
Small enough to be deployed by hand over the side of a ship, these sensors can be custom designed for your acoustic requirements, whether it’s monitoring mammals or ship traffic. Additional capabilities are available if you need to identify the direction from which the acoustic signal arrives

Miniature Acoustic Receiver

 
If your ocean testing require an inexpensive disposable sensor to monitor environmental acoustic sounds NASC might have just what you need. With decades of experience in expendable acoustic sensors, NASC engineers can design and fabricate small acoustic receivers to your specific frequency band, detection range and life.
 
Small enough to be deployed by hand over the side of a ship, these sensors can be custom designed for your acoustic requirements, whether it’s monitoring mammals or ship traffic. Additional capabilities are available if you need to identify the direction from which the acoustic signal arrives

Software Training Tool Development

 
NASC has the technical qualifications and operational experience to develop custom software training applications. Whether you need a complete system simulation tool to help train operators on your new products, or you would like focused training on how best to implement tactics in various tactical scenarios, NASC can provide a solution.
 
We have a long history of providing training to various Navy fleet operations. Whether it involves underwater, surface ship or airborne operations, NASC NASC has access to the skills necessary to develop a training curriculum to improve the performance of your staff.

Software Training Tool Development

 
NASC has the technical qualifications and operational experience to develop custom software training applications. Whether you need a complete system simulation tool to help train operators on your new products, or you would like focused training on how best to implement tactics in various tactical scenarios, NASC can provide a solution.
 
We have a long history of providing training to various Navy fleet operations. Whether it involves underwater, surface ship or airborne operations, NASC NASC has access to the skills necessary to develop a training curriculum to improve the performance of your staff.

Acoustic Research and Test Support

 
NASC staff are involved in all aspects of system testing and development, from research into geophysical phenomena required to verify a system concept, to system testing in open ocean conditions.
 
NASC has executed multiple ocean tests used to measure such diverse phenomena as magnetic field variations in the presence of manmade and natural object and scattering and coherence of active acoustic signals in various environments.

Acoustic Research and Test Support

 
NASC staff are involved in all aspects of system testing and development, from research into geophysical phenomena required to verify a system concept, to system testing in open ocean conditions.
 
NASC has executed multiple ocean tests used to measure such diverse phenomena as magnetic field variations in the presence of manmade and natural object and scattering and coherence of active acoustic signals in various environments.

Base Launched Sensor Technology

 
NASC designed Base Launched Sensor concept allows surface or semisubmersible vessel to deploy a widely distributed field of acoustic receivers as a means of collecting environmental data or detecting a sound source. Short and long range tests have been successfully completed in multiple locations using simulated payloads.

Base Launched Sensor Technology

 
NASC designed Base Launched Sensor concept allows surface or semisubmersible vessel to deploy a widely distributed field of acoustic receivers as a means of collecting environmental data or detecting a sound source. Short and long range tests have been successfully completed in multiple locations using simulated payloads.

Unmanned Mini Submersible Vehicle

 
The NASC Mini-Submersible Vehicle is an autonomous underwater platform that can be air-launched or thrown over the side of an RV. Configured with a customizable payload bay, the field-replaceable components allow the vehicle to be used in a variety of operations.
 
This NASC designed underwater vehicle can be programmed to follow a defined mission-specific track, with multiple depth, heading and speed changes as required to support your operation, or can operate in a random manner. Underwater acoustic signals can be used to command the vehicle to alternative tracks or sensor functions.
 
With rechargeable batteries, the NASC Mini-Submersible Vehicle is a cost-effective alternative to over the side deployed sensors.

Unmanned Mini Submersible Vehicle

 
The NASC Mini-Submersible Vehicle is an autonomous underwater platform that can be air-launched or thrown over the side of an RV.  Configured with a customizable payload bay, the field-replaceable components allow the vehicle to be used in a variety of operations.
 
This NASC designed underwater vehicle can be programmed to follow a defined mission-specific track, with multiple depth, heading and speed changes as required to support your operation, or can operate in a random manner.  Underwater acoustic signals can be used to command the vehicle to alternative tracks or sensor functions.
 
With rechargeable batteries, the NASC Mini-Submersible Vehicle is a cost-effective alternative to over the side deployed sensors.

High Accuracy Air Deployment System

 
The NASC High Accuracy Air Deployment System is a decelerator and associated sensors designed to reduce the positional uncertainty in impact location of air deployed packages. The System optimizes drop zone accuracy by reducing air descent time, while still providing survivable impact speeds.
 
Using high fidelity computer simulation of the air deployment process, NASC can design a decelerator optimized for your package and impact requirements. If desired, an executable version of this same program can be provided to determine the actual launch point for existing environmental conditions in order to further increase the impact location accuracy.

High Accuracy Air Deployment System

 
The NASC High Accuracy Air Deployment System is a decelerator and associated sensors designed to reduce the positional uncertainty in impact location of air deployed packages. The System optimizes drop zone accuracy by reducing air descent time, while still providing survivable impact speeds.
 
Using high fidelity computer simulation of the air deployment process, NASC can design a decelerator optimized for your package and impact requirements. If desired, an executable version of this same program can be provided to determine the actual launch point for existing environmental conditions in order to further increase the impact location accuracy.
 

Acoustic Transducer Technology

 
Relying on extensive experience developing acoustic systems, NASC is capable of designing and fabricating active and passive acoustic transducers to meet a variety of environmental, packaging and operating conditions. Deep water, low frequency, high power – our transducers can handle it.
 
With multiple digital simulation tools, NASC can evaluate the effects of ceramic materials and assembly methods on transducer performance. Once a design is finalized, our broad network of suppliers can provide ceramic slugs using the optimal ceramic material in the required size and shape. NASC can then fabricate the elements, and verify their performance in our acoustic calibration equipment. Large assemblies can be tested in one of our open water test facilities.

 

Acoustic Transducer Technology

 
Relying on extensive experience developing acoustic systems, NASC is capable of designing and fabricating active and passive acoustic transducers to meet a variety of environmental, packaging and operating conditions.  Deep water, low frequency, high power – our transducers can handle it.
 
With multiple digital simulation tools, NASC can evaluate the effects of ceramic materials and assembly methods on transducer performance.  Once a design is finalized, our broad network of suppliers can provide ceramic slugs using the optimal ceramic material in the required size and shape.  NASC can then fabricate the elements, and verify their performance in our acoustic calibration equipment.  Large assemblies can be tested in one of our open water test facilities.

Ocean System Design, Fabrication and Test

 
NASC’s engineering staff has decades of experience with Ocean System design, fabrication and testing. We specialize in the rapid prototyping of hardware to meet specialized requirements. Utilizing fully equipped mechanical and electronic shops including 3-D printers and computerized PCB design tools, a custom device can go from paper design to finished hardware in minimal time.
 
Our design experience extends from shallow to deep water operating depths, acoustic, magnetic and electric field sensors, and short life experimental or long life persistent devices. Our design tools include Computer Aided Drafting, electronic circuit design, and mechanical simulations of ocean deployed systems. With access to several flooded quarries and the open ocean, we can verify the performance of your system before delivery.

Ocean System Design, Fabrication and Test

 
NASC’s engineering staff has decades of experience with Ocean System design, fabrication and testing. We specialize in the rapid prototyping of hardware to meet specialized requirements. Utilizing fully equipped mechanical and electronic shops including 3-D printers and computerized PCB design tools, a custom device can go from paper design to finished hardware in minimal time.
 
Our design experience extends from shallow to deep water operating depths, acoustic, magnetic and electric field sensors, and short life experimental or long life persistent devices. Our design tools include Computer Aided Drafting, electronic circuit design, and mechanical simulations of ocean deployed systems. With access to several flooded quarries and the open ocean, we can verify the performance of your system before delivery.

Flight Qualified Custom Electronic Test Hardware

 
NASC’s engineering staff is experienced in designing and fabricating flight and ship qualified electronic equipment. Whether it’s a device to program or communicate with a free floating ocean sensor, an electronics test set to confirm proper functioning of your equipment prior to a test, a device to process and store large quantities of digital or analog data, or a device to simulate other existing equipment, we have you covered.
 
Our equipment comes in environmentally sealed containers or flight qualified rack mountable boxes as required by your specification. They can be powered by ships power or self-contained power supplies. Communication via RF, WiFi, Bluetooth, IR or cable connections are possible.
 
If you have a need for a piece of electronic test equipment and can’t find an existing device to fit the bill, come talk to us. The possibilities are endless.

Flight Qualified Custom Electronic Test Hardware

 
NASC’s engineering staff is experienced in designing and fabricating flight and ship qualified electronic equipment. Whether it’s a device to program or communicate with a free floating ocean sensor, an electronics test set to confirm proper functioning of your equipment prior to a test, a device to process and store large quantities of digital or analog data, or a device to simulate other existing equipment, we have you covered.
 
Our equipment comes in environmentally sealed containers or flight qualified rack mountable boxes as required by your specification. They can be powered by ships power or self-contained power supplies. Communication via RF, WiFi, Bluetooth, IR or cable connections are possible.
 
If you have a need for a piece of electronic test equipment and can’t find an existing device to fit the bill, come talk to us. The possibilities are endless.

Miniature Acoustic Receiver

 
If your ocean testing require an inexpensive disposable sensor to monitor environmental acoustic sounds NASC might have just what you need. With decades of experience in expendable acoustic sensors, NASC engineers can design and fabricate small acoustic receivers to your specific frequency band, detection range and life.
 
Small enough to be deployed by hand over the side of a ship, these sensors can be custom designed for your acoustic requirements, whether it’s monitoring mammals or ship traffic. Additional capabilities are available if you need to identify the direction from which the acoustic signal arrives

Miniature Acoustic Receiver

 
If your ocean testing require an inexpensive disposable sensor to monitor environmental acoustic sounds NASC might have just what you need. With decades of experience in expendable acoustic sensors, NASC engineers can design and fabricate small acoustic receivers to your specific frequency band, detection range and life.
 
Small enough to be deployed by hand over the side of a ship, these sensors can be custom designed for your acoustic requirements, whether it’s monitoring mammals or ship traffic. Additional capabilities are available if you need to identify the direction from which the acoustic signal arrives

Software Training Tool Development

 
NASC has the technical qualifications and operational experience to develop custom software training applications. Whether you need a complete system simulation tool to help train operators on your new products, or you would like focused training on how best to implement tactics in various tactical scenarios, NASC can provide a solution.
 
We have a long history of providing training to various Navy fleet operations. Whether it involves underwater, surface ship or airborne operations, NASC NASC has access to the skills necessary to develop a training curriculum to improve the performance of your staff.

Software Training Tool Development

 
NASC has the technical qualifications and operational experience to develop custom software training applications. Whether you need a complete system simulation tool to help train operators on your new products, or you would like focused training on how best to implement tactics in various tactical scenarios, NASC can provide a solution.
 
We have a long history of providing training to various Navy fleet operations. Whether it involves underwater, surface ship or airborne operations, NASC NASC has access to the skills necessary to develop a training curriculum to improve the performance of your staff.

Acoustic Research and Test Support

 
NASC staff are involved in all aspects of system testing and development, from research into geophysical phenomena required to verify a system concept, to system testing in open ocean conditions.
 
NASC has executed multiple ocean tests used to measure such diverse phenomena as magnetic field variations in the presence of manmade and natural object and scattering and coherence of active acoustic signals in various environments.

Acoustic Research and Test Support

 
NASC staff are involved in all aspects of system testing and development, from research into geophysical phenomena required to verify a system concept, to system testing in open ocean conditions.
 
NASC has executed multiple ocean tests used to measure such diverse phenomena as magnetic field variations in the presence of manmade and natural object and scattering and coherence of active acoustic signals in various environments.

Base Launched Sensor Technology

 
NASC designed Base Launched Sensor concept allows surface or semisubmersible vessel to deploy a widely distributed field of acoustic receivers as a means of collecting environmental data or detecting a sound source. Short and long range tests have been successfully completed in multiple locations using simulated payloads.

Base Launched Sensor Technology

 
NASC designed Base Launched Sensor concept allows surface or semisubmersible vessel to deploy a widely distributed field of acoustic receivers as a means of collecting environmental data or detecting a sound source. Short and long range tests have been successfully completed in multiple locations using simulated payloads.