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An Interactive Acoustic Approach for Mitigation of Impacts on Marine Mammals

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
82532
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N071-024-1016
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Applied Physical Sciences Corp.
475 Bridge Street Suite 100 Groton, CT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: An Interactive Acoustic Approach for Mitigation of Impacts on Marine Mammals
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-07-C-0221
Award Amount: $149,982.00
 

Abstract:

Applied Physical Sciences Corp. (APS) and its proposed subcontractor Applied Research Laboratory of the Pennsylvania State University (ARL/PSU) propose to develop a deployable marine mammal mitigation system. The system will use vector hydrophones to passively detect, track, classify, and localize vocalizing mammals. Using species identification, behavior recognition, and ranging, safe-level acoustic signals will be transmitted to encourage the animals to leave the operations area. Proof-of-concept experiments on captive animals will be performed in phase I, and once permitting is secured in phase II, an in-situ test will be performed on wild pods to demonstrate the effectiveness of a prototype system.

Principal Investigator:

Bruce Abraham
Principal Scientist
8604483253
babraham@aphysci.com

Business Contact:

David Horne
Vice President/Business Manager
8604483253
dhorne@aphysci.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

APPLIED PHYSICAL SCIENCES CORP.
475 Bridge Street Suite 100 Groton, CT 06340

EIN/Tax ID: 010655626
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No