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Low Cost Whale Detection and Monitoring with Optics

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
82515
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N071-019-0680
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Coherent Technologies
4022 Liggett dr. San Diego, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Low Cost Whale Detection and Monitoring with Optics
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-08-C-0139
Award Amount: $749,970.00
 

Abstract:

Current ASW testing is often limited by the presence of marine mammals on ASW test ranges. The solicitation suggests the development of a radar system and associated algorithms to detect breaching whales in various sea states and generally assist in the Marine Species Mitigation (MSM) problem. The detection would then be handed off to an Electro Optical (EO) system for verification, classification, etc. The EO system, once queued must be able to reacquire the animal for verification and classification. This proposal suggests the employment of an EO system that would not only be used as a verification/classification system but would also be used to detect non breaching submerged marine mammals in low sea states as well as breaching animals in high sea states. The system will provide GPS locations and high resolution still images of all whales detected.

Principal Investigator:

Jon Schoonmaker
Principal Scientist
6198381218
jon.schoonmaker@advanced-coherent.com

Business Contact:

Tracy Moore
President
6198514054
tracy.moore@advanced-coherent.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADVANCED COHERENT TECHNOLOGIES
4022 Liggett dr. San Diego, CA 92106

EIN/Tax ID: 570701127
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No