Marine Mammal Detection and Mitigation
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
This program will utilize the Swarm concept of very low cost expendable UAV's out fitted with IR and optical cameras to continuously detect marine mammals near or on the surface in the proximity of Navy ships. ACR will team with IIT Research Institute ofLanham, MD for sensor technology and development. Phase I will demonstrate functionality of key systems, develop and integrated system design, and provide cost analysis. Phase II will produce and demonstrate a working prototype. Phase III will set upmanufacturing operations on a Native American Reservation located in southern Arizona.Commercial markets include the Coast Guard, National Parks Service for fire fighting, animal researchers for tracking in remote locations, aircraft based trafficcongestion reporting services, fisherman, aircraft based real estate photography providers, commercial shipping, and organizations with needs to do monitoring of remote sights such as oil and gas pipe lines.
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Research Institution Information:
ADVANCED CERAMICS RESEARCH, INC.
3292 E. Hemisphere Loop Tucson, AZ 85706
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IIT RESEARCH INSTITUTE
10West 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60616
Domestic nonprofit research organization