Radar-Based Marine Mammal Detection and Mitigation

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$400,000.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-02-C-0360
Agency Tracking Number:
N013-0064
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Arete Assoc.
P.O. Box 6024, Sherman Oaks, CA, 91413
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
082191198
Principal Investigator:
Douglas DeProspo
Senior Scientist
(703) 413-0290
deprospo@arete-dc.com
Business Contact:
Philip Selwyn
Vice President
(703) 413-0290
selwyn@arete-dc.com
Research Institution:
University of Hawaii-West Oahu
Joseph R Mobley Jr
96-129 Ala Ike
Pearl City, HI, 96782
(808) 454-4716
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
"The overall goal of this Phase II STTR proposal is to demonstrate the capability of Naval surface and aircraft-based radars to detect and track marine mammals at representative encounter geometries. There are two major components to the proposed work: 1) acomprehensive land-based demonstration and validation experiment, using a suitable GFE radar, against humpback whales off of the coastline of Hawaii, 2) a theoretical modeling effort to assess the ability of the aforementioned radars to detect and trackgrey and right whales. If additional resources can be identified, outside of the STTR process, an off-line, prototype marine mammal detection, tracking and discrimination code will be developed.BENEFITS: The primary benefits of the proposed work, ifsucessful, will be the preservation of endangered species and the avoidance of lawsuits for the Navy and ultimately, commercial shipping fleets."

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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