Environmental Assessments and Mitigation of Naval Operations (Air and Surface)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$749,867.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68335-03-C-0075
Agency Tracking Number:
N011-1207
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
APPLIED HYDRO-ACOUSTICS RESEARCH, INC.
15825 Shady Grove Rd., Suite 135, Rockville, MD, 20850
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
074844234
Principal Investigator:
Robert Blanchard
Senior Engineer
(703) 218-3249
robert@aharinc.com
Business Contact:
Llew Wood
President
(703) 968-8040
llew@aharinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The objectives of this research are to fully design and develop a prototype of an environmental impact assessment and mitigation software suite, focusing on the impact of active acoustic emissions on marine mammals. This software will be: web-enabled,cross-platform capable, and be applicable throughout the life cycle of active source programs. Databases of biological data, environmental regulations, environmental data, and active source parameters will be created and integrated with the suite. Thesoftware will incorporate state-of-the-art, Navy standard and research-level acoustic models and derive zones of impact from modeled results. Analysis of alternatives will be provided for development stage acoustic sources and enable engineers todetermine the potential impact of various system trade-offs early in the development cycle. For operation systems, the tools will allow modifications to the deployment of the system such that impact is minimized. Component-based software designmethodologies will be employed to maximize reusability. Software deployment strategies will be designed to maximize availability and performance in a networked environment. Many organizations within the U.S. government and private industry could make useof the environmental assessment software tool designed as part of this research, in order to ensure compliance with applicable laws. Examples include companies involved in drilling and recovery of natural resources, underwater construction, oceanictransportation, and marine geophysical and seismic surveying.

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