November 16, 2023

Drifting Hydrophone Development - Spar2 - CRADA 522


Oregon State University (OSU) is requesting technical assistance for design configuration, assembly, and bench testing of 4 state-of-the-art drifting hydrophone systems per OSU technical specification and aligned with IEC TS 62600 -40 Acoustic Characterization of Marine Energy Converters. The technical assistance objective of this request will bring online another state-of-the-art drifting hydrophone technology where there is limited availability for these systems for use at marine energy projects. The objectives of the technical assistance will significantly advance OSU’s existing drifting hydrophone technology and enable them to provide important state of the art hydrophone sensors and platforms for monitoring devices in support of marine energy testing activities across the industry. Leveraging the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s (PNNL) TEAMER facility expertise will provide significant improvements to this new drifting hydrophone technology with additional added value through hardware and sensor integration, wireless communication, commercial pressure housing modifications, bench testing and calibration.

Published: November 16, 2023


Sather N.K., and J. Haxel. 2021. Drifting Hydrophone Development - Spar2 - CRADA 522 Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

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