Interactive Marine Mammal Communications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$750,478.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N68335-08-C-0126
Solitcitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Number:
2007.1
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2008
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
N071-024-0486
Solicitation Topic Code:
N07-024
Small Business Information
ANALYSIS, DESIGN & DIAGNOSTICS, INC.
317 West Forsyth St., Jacksonville, FL, 32202
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
869164939
Principal Investigator
 Gary Donoher
 President
 (904) 475-0094
 gdonoher@addinc.org
Business Contact
 Gary Donoher
Title: President
Phone: (904) 475-0094
Email: gdonoher@addinc.org
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A 4-channel marine mammal detection and classification system capable of automatically detecting and classifying marine mammal vocalizations will be developed under this Phase II effort. The system will allow the operator to view marine mammal vocalizations throughout the spectrum and will include audio tools which support translation and expansion of these sounds. The Teledyne-Benthos ATM-900 bottom mounted acoustic modem will be modified for wideband acquisition and recording of marine vocalizations. AN/SSQ-53F sonobuoys will be modified to support wideband acquisition and data transmission to an air platform during the Phase II at-sea test. Real world multi-static missions will be processed throughout the Phase II effort to conduct marine mammal acoustic behavioral analysis prior to, during and after multi-static operations. The results of the Phase II program will provide the U.S. Navy with the tools and knowledge required to transition this technology into a Phase III program which will allow the naval air community to maintain ASW readiness levels while fully complying with the Marine Mammal Protection Act during multi-static operations.

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