South Florida Ocean Measurement Facility

The Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division’s South Florida Ocean Measurement Facility (SFOMF) is located on the south side of Port Everglades inlet in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This site has housed an active, continuously operating Navy range for more than 50 years.  SFOMF is a member of the Naval Sea Systems Command team and falls under the cognizance of the Naval Surface Warfare Center.

Transferred from NSWC Dahlgren Division, the facility came under the direction of the NSWCCD in 1994. The main mission of SFOMF is to perform electromagnetic signature tests of Navy assets by providing the ability to monitor surface ship, submarine, and remote vehicle signatures in the near shore environment. Multiple fixed, in-water electromagnetic and acoustic measurement sites at various depths are controlled from a secure range house. The range encompasses the Navy's only shallow and deep water electromagnetic research and development ranges, and accommodates both surface and submerged operations.

Features of this lab