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Development of an Extended Range, high Precision 3-D Acoustic Tag Underwater…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
99548
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10-27
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.1.6SG
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Hydroacoustic Technology, Inc.
715 NE NORTHLAKE WAY SEATTLE, WA 98105-6429
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Development of an Extended Range, high Precision 3-D Acoustic Tag Underwater Positioning System for Monitoring Animals in the Marine Environment
Agency: DOC
Contract: WC133R10CN0222
Award Amount: $91,940.43
 

Abstract:

Ecosystem-based marine research would benefit from an improved ability to investigate the ecology of marine animal populations on both large and small spatial scales. Acoustic tag monitoring systems are a preferred technology for monitoring animal movement and behavior in the marine environment. However, the marine acoustic tagging systems currently available generally lack precise positioning capabilities, or are limited in the areas over which they can provide these estimates. This research will determine the feasibility of producing an acoustic tag system that can provide precise 2-D and 3-D positions over extended ranges in the marine environment. A wireless and autonomous hydrophone monitoring array approach will be developed, based on existing technology proven in a fresh water environment. A marine acoustic tag design and optimal operating frequency will be determined, based on detection range modeling and field validation experiments.

Principal Investigator:

John E. Ehrenberg
President
2066333383
Jehrenberg@htisonar.com

Business Contact:

Bruce H. Ransom
Vice President
2066333383
Bransom@htisonar.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Hydroacoustic Technology, Inc.
715 NE NORTHLAKE WAY SEATTLE, WA 98105

EIN/Tax ID: 911397519
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No