Instantaneous Passive and Active Detection, Localization and Monitoring of Marine Mammals over Long Ranges
Lead PI: Dr. Purnima Makris, Northeastern University
Start Year: 2011 | Duration: 3 years
Partners: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BAE Systems, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Defence Science and Technology Organisation, & Applied Physical Sciences
The goal of this proposal is to develop approaches to enable instantaneous passive and active acoustic detection, localization and continuous monitoring of marine mammals over very wide areas spanning hundreds of kilometers or more in range. This will be accomplished using high resolution receiver array measurements of marine mammal vocalizations (passive) and instantaneous wide-area ocean acoustic waveguide remote sensing (OAWRS) and imaging (active) of marine mammals.