Validation of Localization via Wideband Acoustic Arrays for Underwater Fauna Monitoring at Sea

Elizaveta Dubrovinskaya, Amer Shaddad, Shlomo Dahan, Roee Diamant, Paolo Casari

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We present a technique for simultaneous detection, path tracking and accurate 3D underwater localization using wideband arrays of complex geometry based on acoustic reflections clustering. We have extended our previously proposed algorithm for 3D localization designed for arrays that do not meet typical constraints of one half-wavelength spacing between the closest array elements. Inspired by the scope of SYMBIOSIS, a hybrid opto-acoustic system for pelagic fish species monitoring, we added more functionalities that fit the needs of the project. The proposed algorithm can automatically discriminate moving targets from stationary environmental features and track them to estimate their possible time of arrival to the system. We test the algorithm in several autonomous deployments including shallow and deep water. The experimental results for marine fauna monitoring have shown a good performance in various environments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOCEANS 2021
Subtitle of host publicationSan Diego - Porto
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780692935590
StatePublished - 2021
EventOCEANS 2021: San Diego – Porto - San Diego, CA, USA, San Diego, United States
Duration: 20 Sep 202123 Sep 2021

Publication series

NameOceans Conference Record (IEEE)
ISSN (Print)0197-7385


ConferenceOCEANS 2021: San Diego – Porto
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography


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