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Applications for Dolphin-Inspired Wavar
By Douglas Moreman

Caveats include: Present simulations are of lower resolution than is possible, but, the ultimate imaging resolution of these methods is not yet known.


A Fish Finder can now be more like a telescope. See animations.


Medical
Dolphins can see through sand. Medical ultrasound cannot see through bone, or see bone, for that matter. It seems, for various reasons not yet stated herein, that dolphin-inspired sonar will be able to see bone and see through bone. Imagine a person or animal, part or whole, immersed in water and being insonified from all around. Or imagine low-cost imaging of the skull or even of the brain without ionizing radiation.


Mud and Treasure
Dolphins can "see," at least a foot or two, into a sea floor. Think treasure-finder for scuba divers. Think finding pipelines and such in the offshore oil and gas industry.


Military. Sonar: divers can "see" through murky water and into mud or, if they have one, see what a trained companion dolphin is clicking on.
Radar: consider the problem of stealthy enemy aircraft, of decoys accompanying warheads approaching from space. Think imaging. Detection of landmines, of bombs-under-bosoms (so to speak).


Others. Seeing into the ice that covers Europa, moon of Jupiter ... When a new technology comes along, it is hard to see all of its potential.