Real-time procedures

For situations where PAM operations are occurring for mitigation purposes, standards need to be set for the length of monitoring shifts (which leads to estimations of the minimum number of operators required), for logging the presence or absence of human monitors (an “active monitoring” log), and for other aspects involving real-time mitigation and monitoring by operators, including initial setup, on-site calibration¬† of hardware components, field-work, operations logging, and break-down, as well as steps to ensure data integrity of acoustic data, derived data, and metadata.

Should a capability to run acoustic models, possibly collect or transfer XBT or other support data from other indigenous systems, etc., be addressed?


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  1. (Stanley Labak, BOEM)

    Re “calibration”

    At some level an end-to-end absolute calibration of the indigenous and PAM systems may and should be done, but this is a very complex calculation! I observed part of one of these for the USN LFA receiver system and it is amazing how difficult this is. Are simple calibration tones that cover the full frequency range even available for most/many situations?

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