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Low-cost acoustic sensors for littoral anti-submarine warfare (ASW)
Author(s): Jonathan P. Towle; David Herold; Ryan Johnson; Harold Vincent
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Paper Abstract

Detecting modern diesel-electric submarines operating on batteries in littoral waters is very difficult using traditional sonar technology due in large part to the noisy and reverberant acoustic environment. To address this issue, SI2 Technologies Inc. (SI2) has developed a small, low cost, short range, dual mode acoustic sensor. The sensors can be deployed in large numbers (hundreds or thousands) to provide a high density sensor field depending upon the application of interest. SI2's low cost sensors have a short detection range and therefore are far less susceptible to multi-path reverberations and other acoustic artifacts. Simulation results will be presented showing that high probabilities of detection (PD) can be achieved with low false alarm rates (FAR) using a field of a few hundred of these low cost sensors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6538, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense VI, 653814 (4 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.724242
Show Author Affiliations
Jonathan P. Towle, SI2 Technologies Inc. (United States)
David Herold, SI2 Technologies Inc. (United States)
Ryan Johnson, SI2 Technologies Inc. (United States)
Harold Vincent, Mikel Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6538:
Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense VI
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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