Professor Thomas Nann
Nanomaterials for Energy Storage
Anechoic materials fitted to submarines and other similar platforms, such as torpedoes, can absorb and scatter acoustic energy, therefore reducing the probability of detection by an enemy's active sonars.
Our project aims to develop a new class of anechoic materials that can passively minimise the acoustic impedance mismatch at the material-water interface and, in turn, reduce the reflected sonar signal.
The anechoic materials under development in this project consist of a porous rubber template infused with proprietary supercritical fluids. These fluids have been designed to:
Successful application of the research outcomes to Australian Defence Force submarines and subsurface weapon platforms will:
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