ASA 124th Meeting New Orleans 1992 October

4aEA3. Underwater acoustic test and calibration facilities in Canada.

Steven J. Hughes

Defence Res. Establishment Atlantic, P.O. Box 1012, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 3Z7, Canada

A survey of existing naval and commercial underwater acoustic test and calibration facilities in Canada is presented, with particular emphasis being placed on the calibration facilities operated by the Defence Research Establishment Atlantic. Each facility is described in terms of its geographical location and capabilities, its physical characteristics (including water depth, length, width), its weight handling capability, its data acquisition system(s), and the types of tests and calibrations conducted. Problems and deficiencies of each facility are discussed.