Dr. Michael Steer, Dr. Hamid Krim, and Dr. David Schurig
Michael Steer, Hamid Krim, David Schurig and Mohammed Zikry have been awarded $4,298,540 by the US Navy-Office Of Naval Research for research on Sound and Electromagnetic Interacting Waves (MURI). The award will run from August 1st, 2010 to July 31st, 2013.
Research Abstract - This project will develop the basic science of acoustic and electromagnetic interactions leading to the engineering of new sensors that can exploit the knowledge that these interactions provide about the environment. Stand-off probing of surface and buried objects using acoustic probes is complicated by the poor knowledge of nonlinear and diffusive acoustic effects. Great insights, including differentiation of objects, can be obtained by exploiting nonlinear acoustic interactions and by exploiting long-tail effects resulting from acoustic diffusion inside an object. The overall concept is to develop the fundamental knowledge enabling the development of a tricorder-like device for interrogating the environment thus contributing to total situational awareness.