The Underwater Acoustic & Navigation Lab

The Underwater Acoustics and Navigation lab (ANL), headed by Dr. Roee Diamant, , is active in the fields of underwater acoustic communication networks, underwater signal detection, object classification, underwater localization, and underwater navigation. Our research interests include channel modeling, design of algorithms and protocols, analysis, and development of simulation tools. We focus on applied research and develop tools for problems like underwater mine detection, navigation without GPS, communication between divers and autonomous vehicles, classification and characterisation of marine mammals and fish, tracking the motion of marine animals, and long range acoustic communication. The facilities in the lab include equipment for sea experiments, a large acoustic chamber, and a direct access to perform measurements from the lab in a testing pool and in the Shikmona reef.

Ongoing projects:

- Tracking and localization of Lobsters in a marine reservation.

- Detection and biomass estimation of coastal sharks.

- Active acoustics for detection of sea turtles .

- Passive acoustics for classification of Dolphin noises.

- Detection of submerged mines from Sonar images.

- Active acoustics for the detection of scuba divers.

- Security, Scheduling, and routing of underwater acoustic networks.

- Underwater navigation through SLAM and visual odemerty.