19 May 2005 A shallow-water observatory for the development of emerging acoustic and light-based underwater security technologies
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Proceedings Volume 5780, Photonics for Port and Harbor Security; (2005); doi: 10.1117/12.603757
Event: Defense and Security, 2005, Orlando, Florida, United States
Abstract
Port protection can be enhanced with the establishment of a dedicated shallow-water testbed to evaluate new acoustic and light-based technologies. Efforts are underway at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center to create the Gould Island Acoustic Observatory in Narragansett Bay, capable of validating emerging security technologies. The immediate goal is to obtain long-duration, continuous, real-time monitoring of detection performance against various threats (surface craft, AUVs, divers) in a relatively harsh, shallow water environment. Time-variant observables from various technologies will be obtained, typically as wideband time series data, with synopticity of ambient oceanographic data (wind and waves, sound speed, internal waves, tidal mixing, turbulence, optics). This data will be made available, via secure intranet connections, to government, industry, and university researchers. The long term goal is to validate new technologies and appropriate signal processing algorithms, using data collected from a well-characterized shallow water environment.
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Jarrod Wasko, Benjamin Cray, Edward Levine, James G. Kelly, "A shallow-water observatory for the development of emerging acoustic and light-based underwater security technologies", Proc. SPIE 5780, Photonics for Port and Harbor Security, (19 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.603757; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.603757
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Acoustics

Sensors

Observatories

Security technologies

Data acquisition

Environmental sensing

Telecommunications

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