ASA 124th Meeting New Orleans 1992 October

4pEA7. Coastal Systems Station acoustic test facility.

Douglas G. Todoroff

Steven G. Kargl

Coastal Systems Station, NSWC, Code 1120, Panama City, FL 32407

The Coastal Systems Station acoustic test facility has two facilities (pontoon barge and measurement pier) for providing calibrations and tests of underwater acoustic devices. Both facilities reside over a freshwater pond with a maximum depth of 25 ft under the measurement platforms. The facilities are digitally instrumented and routinely provide measurements of projector and hydrophone beam patterns, projector source levels, hydrophone sensitivities, transducer impedances, as well as target strength measurements and one of a kind customer defined tests. The physical attributes, instrumentation, and measurement capabilities of the facilities are presented.