Accession Number : ADA568609


Title :   Beta Testing of Persistent Passive Acoustic Monitors


Descriptive Note : Annual final rept. 1 Jan-30 Sep 2012


Corporate Author : WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA


Personal Author(s) : Johnson, Mark ; Fratantoni, Dave ; Baumgartner, Mark ; Hurst, Thomas


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a568609.pdf


Report Date : 01 Oct 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 18


Abstract : Long-endurance oceanographic sampling platforms such as gliders and profiling floats provide a new opportunity for acquiring acoustic signals from marine animals with immediate applications in conservation and mitigation. Our objective is to produce a reliable system for persistent passive acoustic monitoring of marine animals. The system, comprising both low-power hardware and acoustic processing software, will be extensible and can be incorporated in a variety of autonomous platforms. The design will be open and available for other researchers to adapt and extend.


Descriptors :   *ACOUSTIC SIGNALS , *AQUATIC ANIMALS , *UNDERWATER ACOUSTICS , *UNDERWATER EQUIPMENT , ANIMAL COMMUNICATION , BEHAVIOR , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , ENDURANCE(GENERAL) , FLOATS , GLIDERS , LOW POWER , MONITORS , OCEANOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT , PASSIVE SYSTEMS , PLATFORMS , RELIABILITY , SIGNAL PROCESSING


Subject Categories : Biology
      Submarine Engineering
      Acoustics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE