Automated Acoustic Monitoring System Phase I SBIR – August 2015

Automated Acoustic Monitoring System Phase I SBIR - August 2015

August 2015

Centreville, VA

Adaptive Methods, Inc. of Centreville, VA was awarded a Phase 1 SBIR contract under topic N151-030 Automated Acoustic Monitoring System.  This research proposes development of a smart system for automated acoustic monitoring to provide advanced information on sensor health, significantly increasing the abilities of operators to manage sensor health while reducing the overall workload associated with sensor management. This system, to be called the SMART (Sensor Monitoring Automated Reporting Technology) system, automatically monitors noise sources in order to assess their effects on sensor performance. Corrective actions may include recommendations for specific diagnostic procedures, processing option recommendations (such as selecting ABF or CBF), and recommendations to rely on one sensor over another. Condition-based maintenance (CBM) prognosticates the future health of sonar sensors using data from those sensors, and PMFL data. Data relevant to acoustic monitoring and CBM are saved into a centralized data repository for subsequent analysis to improve acoustic monitoring and CBM algorithms, thus enabling optimum system performance and maintenance.

Adaptive Methods, Inc. ( is a developer of advanced sensor systems, sensor processing, and computing architecture products for surveillance, security and military combat systems. Adaptive Methods is based in Centreville, Virginia, with satellite offices in five states.  For additional information, contact