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Title: Operational Performance Analysis of Passive Acoustic Monitoring for Killer Whales

Abstract

For the planned tidal turbine site in Puget Sound, WA, the main concern is to protect Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKW) due to their Endangered Species Act status. A passive acoustic monitoring system is proposed because the whales emit vocalizations that can be detected by a passive system. The algorithm for detection is implemented in two stages. The first stage is an energy detector designed to detect candidate signals. The second stage is a spectral classifier that is designed to reduce false alarms. The evaluation presented here of the detection algorithm incorporates behavioral models of the species of interest, environmental models of noise levels and potential false alarm sources to provide a realistic characterization of expected operational performance.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1034988
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-81899
PP0814000; TRN: US201204%%280
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: OCEANS 2011, September 19-22, 2011, Kona, Hawaii
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 16 TIDAL AND WAVE POWER; ACOUSTIC MONITORING; ALGORITHMS; CETACEANS; DETECTION; ENDANGERED SPECIES; EVALUATION; PERFORMANCE; PUGET SOUND; TIDAL POWER; TURBINES

Citation Formats

Matzner, Shari, Fu, Tao, Ren, Huiying, Deng, Zhiqun, Sun, Yannan, and Carlson, Thomas J. Operational Performance Analysis of Passive Acoustic Monitoring for Killer Whales. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Matzner, Shari, Fu, Tao, Ren, Huiying, Deng, Zhiqun, Sun, Yannan, & Carlson, Thomas J. Operational Performance Analysis of Passive Acoustic Monitoring for Killer Whales. United States.
Matzner, Shari, Fu, Tao, Ren, Huiying, Deng, Zhiqun, Sun, Yannan, and Carlson, Thomas J. Fri . "Operational Performance Analysis of Passive Acoustic Monitoring for Killer Whales". United States.
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title = {Operational Performance Analysis of Passive Acoustic Monitoring for Killer Whales},
author = {Matzner, Shari and Fu, Tao and Ren, Huiying and Deng, Zhiqun and Sun, Yannan and Carlson, Thomas J.},
abstractNote = {For the planned tidal turbine site in Puget Sound, WA, the main concern is to protect Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKW) due to their Endangered Species Act status. A passive acoustic monitoring system is proposed because the whales emit vocalizations that can be detected by a passive system. The algorithm for detection is implemented in two stages. The first stage is an energy detector designed to detect candidate signals. The second stage is a spectral classifier that is designed to reduce false alarms. The evaluation presented here of the detection algorithm incorporates behavioral models of the species of interest, environmental models of noise levels and potential false alarm sources to provide a realistic characterization of expected operational performance.},
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