Low Cost Whale Detection and Monitoring with Optics

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$749,970.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68335-08-C-0139
Award Id:
82515
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 (Currently ADVANCED COHERENT TECHNOLOGIES LLC)
4022 Liggett dr., San Diego, CA, 92106
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
178819392
Principal Investigator:
Jon Schoonmaker
Principal Scientist
(619) 838-1218
jon.schoonmaker@advanced-coherent.com
Business Contact:
Tracy Moore
President
(619) 851-4054
tracy.moore@advanced-coherent.com
Research Institution:
n/a
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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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