An Interactive Acoustic Approach for Mitigation of Impacts on Marine Mammals

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$149,982.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-07-C-0221
Agency Tracking Number:
N071-024-1016
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
N07-024
Solicitation Number:
2007.1
Small Business Information
APPLIED PHYSICAL SCIENCES CORP.
475 Bridge Street, Suite 100, Groton, CT, 06340
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
112716357
Principal Investigator:
Bruce Abraham
Principal Scientist
(860) 448-3253
babraham@aphysci.com
Business Contact:
David Horne
Vice President/Business Manager
(860) 448-3253
dhorne@aphysci.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Applied Physical Sciences Corp. (APS) and its proposed subcontractor Applied Research Laboratory of the Pennsylvania State University (ARL/PSU) propose to develop a deployable marine mammal mitigation system. The system will use vector hydrophones to passively detect, track, classify, and localize vocalizing mammals. Using species identification, behavior recognition, and ranging, safe-level acoustic signals will be transmitted to encourage the animals to leave the operations area. Proof-of-concept experiments on captive animals will be performed in phase I, and once permitting is secured in phase II, an in-situ test will be performed on wild pods to demonstrate the effectiveness of a prototype system.

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