The Laboratory of Underwater Acoustic Measurements was established in 2000 in order to undertake high quality experiments either in its experimental tank or in the open sea, support the Wave Propagation group with laboratory experiments, expand the areas of interest of the Institute to other applications of ultrasound measurements and provide services to interested groups, agencies and companies.
The laboratory applications include conduction of scaled ocean acoustic propagation experiments, bottom reconstruction experiments, layer identification and acoustic parameters estimation, calibration of acoustic sources and hydrophones, non-destructive testing of materials, as well as outdoor measurements, including localization experiments, measurements of acoustic signatures, ambient noise, shipping noise and bioacoustic measurements in the audible and ultrasound regime.
It’s Infrastructure for in situ (open sea) experiments includes a low frequency sound source, pingers, transponders and temperature and depth recorders, two towed array systems with three and two hydrophones respectively, omni-directional hydrophones suitable for use in the sea environment (10Ηz -280kHz) and autonomous underwater noise recorders developed and manufactured in the laboratory.
For any information regarding the Laboratory please contact:
Underwater Measurements Laboratory,
Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics,
Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas
Nikolaou Plastira 100, Vassilika Vouton,
GR 700 13 Heraklion, Crete, GREECE
Tel: +30 2810 391786 (office), +30 2810 391885 (laboratory)