Acoustic Propagation Analysis Program for Marine Scientists

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: N/A
Contract: WC133R-08-CN-0144
Agency Tracking Number: 08-65
Amount: $400,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.1.9
Solicitation Number: NOAA-2008-1
Small Business Information
1622 Route 12, P.O. Box 637, GALES FERRY, CT, 06335
DUNS: 039280334
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Thomas Wood
 Computer Scientist
 (860) 464-7259
Business Contact
 William Browning
Title: President
Phone: (860) 464-7259
Research Institution

The goal of the Phase II project is to develop a prototype of the Marine Acoustic Propagation System (MAPS).  MAPS is a computer system designed in a client-server archi9tecture that provides NOAA marine scientists, who do not have an extensive background in underwater acoustics, with a tool that selects the appropriate acoustic model for estimating underwater propagation loss for anthropogenic noise sources.  The prototype system will allow a marine scientist to specify the characteristics of an anthropogenic noise source and the environment in which it will occur through a client computer program.  The information entered into the client program will then be sent to a server which will select the appropriate acoustic propagation loss model, and run the required calculations.  The propagation loss calculation results will then be sent back to the client program which will allow the mare scientist to view and analyze the results.  The development of the prototype system requires obtaining and implementing the propagation loss models and associated databases, developing the MAPS concept of operations, developing and testing computer software for both the client and server computers and demonstrating the system for the program sponsor.

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