Infrasound Data Analysis for Wake Vortices and Maritime Vessel Detection

Infrasonic signatures are long wave acoustic signals in the under 20Hz range (below human hearing). The partner organization has been experimenting with infrasonic sensors to achieve 2 key outcomes: a) detection clear air turbulence to benefit commercial air travel and b) detection of ‘dark vessel’ marine traffic, i.e., illegal fishing.The ability to detect clear air turbulence from the host aircraft in real time offers a savings to the airline industry (between $500M and $1B per year) in lost time accidents and costly fly arounds for suspected turbulence.

Data Analysis of Processing Infrasound Emissions from Maritime Vessels

Infrasonic signatures are long wave acoustic signals in the under 20 Hz range (below human hearing). The partner organization has been experimenting with infrasonic sensor systems to achieve 2 key outcomes: a) detection clear air turbulence to benefit commercial air travel and b) detection of marine vessels.The ability to detect clear air turbulence from the host aircraft in real time offers a savings to the airline industry (between $500M and $1B per year) in lost time accidents and costly fly arounds for suspected turbulence.