Software Tools for Visual and Acoustic Real-Time Tracking of Marine Mammals: Whale Identification and Logging Display (WILD)
Final rept. Jan-Nov 2010
SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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This technical document covers the functional requirements that define Wildlife Identification, Logging and Display WILD, National Marine Electronics Association NMEA 0183 standard and how it is used in WILD, components of the WILD software and how they are deployed, and what is seen on the display as a Focal Follow unfolded. The WILD software is composed of three components. The first component is the Logger. The Logger is used by the visual observers to record sightings of animals, their behaviors, and environmental conditions. The second component is the NMEA Distributor. The NMEA Distributor acts as the communications manager on the ships network. It merges data streams from the Logger and all other instruments into a single feel that can be used anywhere on the ships network. The third component is the Mapper. The Mapper is the display components of WILD. It operates within the ArcGIS Geographic Information System software suite. It extends the functionality of the standard ArcGIS environment to allow real-time mapping of acoustic and visual observations as well as vessel locations, etc.
- Acoustic Detection and Detectors
- Target Direction, Range and Position Finding