Ocean is alive with noise and approximately 71% of the earth surface is covered by the ocean. The advancement and research in underwater technologies has direct impact on human endeavor to explore the nature. The field of underwater technologies spans over a wide range which includes ocean vehicles, underwater communications, sonar systems, oceanography and has ever increasing role in defense applications. Research areas like marine life preservation, seafloor geological resources and marine pollution hazards etc are of significant importance for Pakistan which has more than 1000kms of coastline and an exclusive economic zone spread over an area of more than 2,35,000 km2.

The Underwater Technologies chapter of IBCAST provides opportunities for spread of information, exchange of knowledge and novel ideas among the practitioners of various fields of underwater technologies.

The Underwater Technologies chapter of the 17th IBCAST - 2020 invites contributions in:

    Underwater Communication

  • Acoustic telemetry and communication
  • Channel Physics and Ocean dynamics
  • Radio Frequency Communications
  • Optical Communications
  • Network Models
  • Adaptive/Smart modems
  • Modem Architecture and Software Defined Modems
  • Embedded System

    Sonar Signal/Image Processing and Sensors

  • Array Signal Processing and Array Design
  • Detection, Classification and Localization
  • High Resolution Spectral Analysis
  • Synthetic Aperture Sonar (Active and Passive)
  • Sonar Imaging and Displays
  • Transducer Arrays & Materials
  • Suspension System for Sonar Buoys
  • Sonobuoy Dynamics and Control
  • Sonar Test and Calibration

    Ocean Vehicles

  • Vehicle Design
  • Vehicle Navigation and Positioning
  • Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs)
  • Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs)
  • Naval Architecture
  • Underwater Fittings and Installations

    Marine Environment and Oceanography

  • Marine Surveys
  • Marine Renewable Energy
  • Marine Pollution
  • Marine Geology and Mineral Resources
  • Hydrography and Seafloor mapping
  • Mineral Resources