Sonar Physicist Vincent Benedetti worked at the naval research lab at the corner of Gatlin and Summerlin Avenue for 35 years. He was the first person in Orlando to own scuba equipment having received his training from the U.S. Navy Seals in Key West in the 1960s. As head of the Anechoic Tank Facility at the United States Naval Research Laboratory, the Bureau of Standards for all sonar, Mr. Benedetti’s work involved simulating ocean conditions of pressure and temperature. He is the author of several papers including an experiment on what happens to a torpedo on board an aircraft at a certain temperature when it drops into the ocean assuming the airplane is flying from high altitude, cold temperature, and they drop into warm water.
Hear Orlando resident Mr. Benedetti explain his sonar experiments in this excerpt from an oral history interview on September 4, 2011.
Vincent Benedetti passed away on December 27, 2016. View his obituary.