Broadband acoustic transmitter for marine mammal applications

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Authors
  1. Jones, D.F.
  2. Rendell, L.E.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN)
Abstract
Recently, a broadband flextensional transducer was incorporated into a portable battery-operated transmitter that can be transported, installed, deployed, and operated by a single person. This transmitter is now opening doors to areas of underwater research, namely playback experiments, that were not readily accessible to small research groups with limited resources. In this article, we provide an overview of the broadband transducer and portable transmitter system, followed by examples of how this transmitter is helping cetacean biologists study acoustic communications in two whale species.
Keywords
Acoustic transmitter;Broadband Acoustic Transmission System (BATS);Broadband transducers;Flextensional transducers;Pilot whales
Report Number
DREA-SL-1999-183 — Paper
Date of publication
01 Nov 1999
Number of Pages
7
DSTKIM No
CA010138
CANDIS No
514675
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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