Underwater Research Lab

School of Engineering Science

Simon Fraser University



John Bird

email: jbird


ASB 9839 


About the Lab

Training and Education



The Underwater Research Laboratory (URL), located within the SFU Engineering Science Department is under the direction of Professor John Bird. The URL conducts research in:

Underwater acoustics: propagation, scattering


3D Sidescan and Sidescan: 3D bottom mapping, bottom classification, (more__) wake removal, harbour security (more__).

Forward profiling: bottom profiling ahead of boats and submerged platforms such as AUVs and towfish.  More__

Doppler Processing and Coherent Clutter Maps: target detection, acoustic fences, harbour security. More__

Underwater Acoustic Transducers: design, fabrication, testing, multi-element sidescan, single element, 3D sidescan, sidescan, Doppler.  More__



The URL is looking for industrial partners who are interesting in aiding our research and commercializing existing and future developments. 


Copyright 2002 Simon Fraser University, The School of Engineering Science
modified March 5, 2009