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Radar-Based Marine Mammal Detection and Mitigation

Award Information

Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2002 / STTR
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Small Business Information
Arete Associates
1550 Crystal Drive Suite 703 Arlington, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Radar-Based Marine Mammal Detection and Mitigation
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-02-C-0360
Award Amount: $400,000.00


"The overall goal of this Phase II STTR proposal is to demonstrate the capability of Naval surface and aircraft-based radars to detect and track marine mammals at representative encounter geometries. There are two major components to the proposed work: 1) acomprehensive land-based demonstration and validation experiment, using a suitable GFE radar, against humpback whales off of the coastline of Hawaii, 2) a theoretical modeling effort to assess the ability of the aforementioned radars to detect and trackgrey and right whales. If additional resources can be identified, outside of the STTR process, an off-line, prototype marine mammal detection, tracking and discrimination code will be developed.BENEFITS: The primary benefits of the proposed work, ifsucessful, will be the preservation of endangered species and the avoidance of lawsuits for the Navy and ultimately, commercial shipping fleets."

Principal Investigator:

Douglas DeProspo
Senior Scientist

Business Contact:

Philip A. Selwyn
Vice President
Small Business Information at Submission:

Arete Assoc.
P.O. Box 6024 Sherman Oaks, CA 91413

EIN/Tax ID: 952954108
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Hawaii-West Oahu
96-129 Ala Ike
Pearl City, HI 96782
Contact: Joseph R. Mobley Jr
Contact Phone: (808) 454-4716
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university