The Centre for Underwater Acoustic Analysis (CUAA)

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The science of acoustics is essential in submarine environments where high opacity and suspended particulate matter severely limit optical methods. Sound travels in seawater at an approximate speed of 1500m/s with its propagation being affected by factors such as temperature and salinity.

A thorough theoretical understanding of sound and the medium in which it travels allows for the innovation and optimisation of technologies in areas such as telecommunications, bathymetric mapping, navigation, echo-location, object detection, and underwater imaging of moving targets.

The Centre for Underwater Acoustic Analysis conducts research on the behaviour of sound underwater, as well as the informational techniques by which received acoustic signals are processed, in order to inform the development and optimisation of novel submarine acoustic technologies.