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UNOLS Project ID: 106476 URI Serial #: None
Date Submitted: 4/18/2019 1:33:00 PM Last Modified: 2/29/2020 7:40:00 PM
Status: Submitted Version #: 1
Principal Investigator (PI) Contact Information
Thomas M. Siderius
Electrical and Computer Engineering PDX
(858) 220-2893
(503) 725-3223 (fax)
Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) & other collaborators Contact Information
Project Information (Proposal, Grant, Project, Contract, Program)
Project Title: TFO: NESBA (New England Shelf Break Acoustics)
Program Name:  
Scientific Discipline: Multi-Disciplinary  

Project Status: New Proposal
Project Funding Agencies:
Agency/Division/Program Grant or Project Number Funding Status
NAVY/ONR Not Specified Funded

Other Agency or Program Description:

Project Institution: Portland State University
Institution Project #:

Project Start Date: 7/1/2019
End Date: 6/30/2022
Proposal Deadline
(proposal date):

Total Project Budget: $450,000
Project Description and Facility Requirements
Project Web Page:
Summary of Field Work: The field work involves performing an experiment of approximately 17 days to 1) test methods to extract information from measurements of the ocean ambient noise field, 2) test a probabilistic sonar prediction methodology. The experiments will include acoustic propagation measurements as well as relevant oceanographic measurements that will be used to assess the probabilistic sonar predictions. Glider systems with acoustic sensors will be deployed and
ocean and seabed measurements will be simultaneously collected.
Summary of Facility Requirements: We will need an A-frame to deploy a sound source, a crane to deploy and recover glider systems, a CTD measurement capability and sufficient deck space for glider deployments and for source amplifiers.
Summary of other requirements or comments: Will need to be able to operate in moderately rough weather (e.g., sea-state 3).
List of Ship, Aircraft and Facility Requests
 YearShipTotal DaysCost EstimateStart Date (optimum)RepeatMulti-shipAreaClearanceStatus
View 2021 Endeavor 21 $611,436 Mar 15, 2021 No No Atlantic No Submitted

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