Raytheon BBN to tap into sea life to help detect and track enemy submarines and UUVs » Drone Accelerator
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by on December 31, 2018
Marine scientists at Raytheon BBN Technologies Corp. in Cambridge, Mass., are investigating new ways of using sea life to detect and track potentially hostile manned submarines and unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) over vast areas of the world’s oceans.
Officials of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., announced a potential $6.4 million contract to Raytheon BBN last month for the Persistent Aquatic Living Sensors Bio-Acoustic Sonar System (PALS) program.
PALS seeks to capitalize on living things in the ocean to augment existing hardware-based maritime sonar to tap into the innate abilities of marine organisms to sense and respond to disturbances caused by submarines and UUVs. The DARPA PALS contract to Raytheon BBN is for $3.3 million, and has options to increase that to $6.4 million.
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