ASA 129th Meeting - Washington, DC - 1995 May 30 .. Jun 06

2pSA7. The design and development of an anechoic lining system for the acoustic test facility at NUWC Newport.

N. Scott Emery

Lois Pena

Shanti Satyapal

Kin Ng

David Sauter

Vector Res. Co., Inc., Ste. 700, 2101 E. Jefferson St., Rockville, MD 20852

During his years at Vector Research Company, Inc., Dr. Wayne T. Reader applied his extensive knowledge and experience in absorptive and decoupling coatings to the design and development of anechoic lining systems for large acoustic test tanks. The result of Dr. Reader's efforts was the award of a competitive Navy procurement to Vector to design and install a broad frequency (1 to 100 kHz) anechoic lining system in the acoustic test facility (ATF) and NUWC Newport. Based on Dr. Reader's designs and concepts, a prototype anechoic lining system for the ATF and NUWC Newport was tested successfully and the full system will be installed in the Spring of 1995. Background on the design and development of the lining system and data from prototype testing will be presented.