The technology consists of a low power, wideband sensor node (300 kHz) with a four hydrophone planer array in a star configuration. The sensor node runs automated detection and classification algorithms which are capable of detecting and classifying vessels of interest while at the same time recording the data to support verification and validation. The four hydrophone planer array also supports bearing estimation in both azimuth (AZ) and declination elevation (DE). The sensor can be readily modified to support a wide variety of Detection, Classification and Localization (DCL) requirements and is ideally suited as a sensor package for UUVs or other manned/unmanned platforms. Possessing a unique knowledge of undersea acoustics in complex marine environments, this company seeks relationships with platform developers for sensor integration and testing.
ONR Maritime Mining programs require low power sensors to automatically detect, classify and localize vessels of interest. The autonomous sensors and cortical processing algorithms being developed, tested and evaluated under this SBIR program are intended to support future next generation mining capability. Analysis, Design & Diagnostics, Inc. specializes in the development of low power autonomous sensors and post mission workstations running automated detection, classification and localization algorithms. AD&D’s and our SBIR teammate, In-depth Engineering Inc.‘s ultimate goal is to provide the Maritime Mining portfolio a viable solution while also integrating this technology into manned and unmanned platforms for a wide range of mission profiles.