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US Navy to create RS techniques using insect’s acoustic abilities

US: Cicadas” unique acoustic abilities are now being studied by the scientists in order to develop new remote sensing techniques and ways to communicate while being underwater.

Scientist said that though they have understood the mechanisms behind their sound making, imitating those is a tough task. Derke Hughes, a Researcher at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, R. I, said that he was working on a physics-based model to find out how these insects produced mating calls.

This model will help the researchers in understanding how loud noise can be produced using very little power. Hughes said that these insects have very unique capability to deform their bodies as they produce this vibration.

The research will be presented by Hughes and his colleagues at the International Congress on Acoustics in Montreal. The findings will have applications for remote sensing underwater and in the rescue operations.

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