Research Efforts in Long-Range Acoustic Messaging

An acoustic hailing device (AHD) being installed on a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) (Source: U.S. Army Picatinny Arsenal).
An acoustic hailing device (AHD) being installed on a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) (Source: U.S. Army Picatinny Arsenal).

Posted on September 8, 2021 | Completed on December 20, 2019 | By: Taylor H. Knight

Who are the key players in U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) research efforts in long-range acoustic communications, and what are they doing?

The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) was asked to identify key players in U.S. Department of Defense research efforts in long-range (500–1,000 m) acoustic messaging. DSIAC searched open-source documents and the Defense Technical Information Center’s repository for relevant information, which was compiled into a report and delivered to the inquirer. Key players were organized by government, academia, and industry, followed by a summary of the research being done by each organization. Acoustic hailing devices and laser-based acoustic messaging are among the most prominent technologies discussed.

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