International Conference on Sonar Systems & Sensors (ICONS 2018)

Topics

1. Sonar Systems - Concepts, Design & Technologies

  • a. Platform Mounted Arrays
  • b. Flank Arrays & Conformal Arrays
  • c. Towed Arrays
  • d. Sonobuoy Systems
  • e. Sonars for UUVs, USVs, UAVs & AUVs
  • f. Synthetic Aperture Sonars
  • g. Imaging Sonar Systems
  • h. Underwater Search & Rescue Systems
  • i. Mine Hunting Sonars
  • j. High Frequency Sonars
  • k. Parametric Sonar Systems

2. Ocean Environment & Underwater Acoustics

  • a. Physical Oceanography - Observations & Modelling
  • b. Geo - acoustics & Acoustic Inversion
  • c. Remote Sensing in Oceans
  • d. Ocean Acoustics - Measurements & Modeling
  • e. Ambient Noise - Modeling & Measurements
  • f. Marine Instrumentation

3. Algorithms for Acoustic Signal Processing & Imaging

  • a. Array Processing Techniques
  • b. Detection, Tracking & Classification
  • c. Compressive Sensing
  • d. Simulation, Modeling & Performance Analysis
  • e. Acoustic Imaging
  • f. Underwater Communication Techniques
  • g. Sensor Fusion
  • h. AI Techniques
  • i. MIMO

4. Underwater Acoustic Transducers & Arrays

  • a. Trends in Sonar Transducers & Array Configurations
  • b. Projectors, Hydrophones, Vector Sensors & Fiber Optic devices
  • c. High Frequency Transducers for Imaging Applications
  • d. Acoustic Vector Sensor Arrays
  • e. Seabed Transducers & Arrays
  • f. Transducer Modelling Techniques
  • g. Array Interaction
  • h. Transducer Engineering & Encapsulation Techniques
  • i. Acoustic Measurements Techniques/Methodologies
  • j. Calibration Techniques for Sonar Arrays
  • k. Transducer Reliability & Life Prediction

5. Materials for Sonar Applications

  • a. Transduction Materials
  • b. Passive Acoustic Materials
  • c. Encapsulants & Ancillary Materials
  • d. Acoustic Metamaterials
  • e. Functional Coatings
  • f. Synthesis & Characterization of Sonar Materials

6. Hydrodynamics & Ocean Engineering for Sonars

  • a. Underwater Structures & Sonar Handling Systems
  • b. Acoustic Domes & Windows
  • c. Towed/Dunked/Immersed/Moored & floating bodies
  • d. Platform Noise Suppression & Echo Reduction
  • e. Active Noise Cancellation
  • f. Structure borne Vibrations
  • g. Flow Induced Noise Vibrations
  • h. Wake Modelling & Analysis

7. Wide Area Surveillance Technologies

  • a. Shallow water/Deep Sea Surveillance Networks
  • b. Acoustic Communication & Channel Modelling
  • c. Optical & RF Communication for Sensor Networks
  • d. Energy Sources & Power Management
  • e. Underwater Data Transport Bodies & Mechanisms
  • f. Non - acoustic Detection Techniques

8. Sonar System Hardware & Onboard Data Networks

  • a. Data Acquisition Systems
  • b. Signal Conditioning Electronics
  • c. Sonar System Power Electronics
  • d. Embedded Systems for Sonar Processing
  • e. Power Budgeting

9. System Architecture & Sonar Displays

  • a. Sonar System Data Visualisation & Human Machine Interface
  • b. System Architectures
  • c. Health Monitoring
  • d. Sonar Information Processing
  • e. Software Architecture, Libraries & Middleware

10. Product Engineering

  • a. Engineering for Reliability & Maintainability
  • b. Anti - vibration Mounts/Shock Mounts
  • c. Electronics Packaging
  • d. Thermal Management
  • e. Life Cycle Support & Obsolescence Management
  • f. Emulation: Techniques & Schemes
  • g. Systems Engineering in Sonar Development

11. Sonars & Anti Submarine Warfare: Naval Perspectives

  • a. Operational Aspects
  • b. Role of Simulators & Operator Training
  • c. Naval Aspirations
  • d. Operator Needs - Aesthetics & Ergonomics
  • e. Industry Perspectives
  • f. Evolution of ASW & Futuristic Scenarios
  • g. Case Studies
International Conference on Sonar Systems & Sensors (ICONS 2018)