Topic: Underwater Sound Research Division of the Naval Research Laboratory
With a $3.5 million dollar budget, three research facilities, and physicists engaged in unequaled sonar technology for the U.S. Navy, the quiet Underwater Sound Reference Division of the Naval Research Laboratory on Summerlin Avenue, brought high technology and top jobs to the Orlando area.
From the WWII generation of scientists to the space age entrepreneurs of today, the outstanding scientific achievements of the Navy sound lab’s engineers and physicists are recognized internationally. The research and development technology is used by the U.S. Navy to this day.
Learn more about the history of scientific work accomplished at the Bureau of Standards for underwater sound in this excerpt from an oral history interview with the sonar physicist who served as Head of the Anechoic Tank Facility at the United States Naval Research Laboratory, Vincent Benedetti.