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UNOLS Project ID: 105692 URI Serial #: None
Date Submitted: 2/11/2017 11:26:00 AM Last Modified: 9/12/2018 11:04:00 AM
Status: Submitted Version #: 1
Principal Investigator (PI) Contact Information
Purnima R. Makris
Electrical and Computer Engineering Nthest U
(617) 852-4478
(617) 373-8627 (fax)
Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) & other collaborators Contact Information
Project Information (Proposal, Grant, Project, Contract, Program)
Project Title: Development of a large-aperture coherent hydrophone array hardware system, and data
processing and analysis software system for instantaneous wide-area passive acoustic
monitoring of ocean environments
Program Name:  
Scientific Discipline: Multi-Disciplinary Instrumentation

Project Status: New Proposal
Project Funding Agencies:
Agency/Division/Program Grant or Project Number Funding Status
NSF/OCE/OTIC 1736749 Funded

Other Agency or Program Description:

Project Institution: Northeastern University
Institution Project #:

Project Start Date: 9/1/2017
End Date: 8/31/2019
Proposal Deadline
(proposal date):

Total Project Budget:  
Project Description and Facility Requirements
Project Web Page:
Summary of Field Work: Two Intermediate and one final testing of coherent hydrophone array hardware.

First test : Prototype array testing for confirming hardware and software parameters

Second test : Intermediate hardware and software testing of a subaperture of the full system. We will complete construction of one subaperture containing 64 hydrophones and the auxillary sensors prior to this sea test.

3rd test: Final hardware and software testing with all four subapertures and functionality of the full system. We will complete construction of all four subapertures containing 160 hydrophones in total and all auxillary sensors prior to this sea test.
Summary of Facility Requirements: CTD/XBT and multibeam/echosounder data will be collected. Will require crane to lift the full array system during mob and demob.
Summary of other requirements or comments:
List of Ship, Aircraft and Facility Requests
 YearShipTotal DaysCost EstimateStart Date (optimum)RepeatMulti-shipAreaClearanceStatus
View 2017 Endeavor 17 $386,700 Sep 21, 2017 No No Gulf of Maine No Submitted
View 2020 Endeavor 18 $443,696 May 01, 2020 No No Gulf of Maine No Submitted
View 2020 Marcus Langseth 22 $1,434,752 Aug 15, 2020 No No Gulf of Maine No Submitted

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