Advanced Ceramics and Composites for Underwater Acoustic and Engineering Applications.
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C
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There are many new opportunities for developing materials which would provide important advances in sonar technology and much of this development is based on microstructural engineering of materials. The development of flexible composites for thin line towed array and conformal arrays would be a major advance. The development of new high permittivity materials fore reliable neutrally buoyant sonar systems for mines and special high power applications is also a materials area with device application. Further, the development of highly anisotropic materials SbSI would allow for more sensitive and reliable designs of hydrophones. These materials could also be important in the development of flexible composites. Finally basic understanding of domain processes in ferroelectric glasses offers an opportunity to contribute a unique material that would allow the development of new optical, dielectric and piezoelectric devices. Author
- Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
- Laminates and Composite Materials
- Acoustic Detection and Detectors