Acceleration/Particle Velocity (PA/PV) Measurement System Evaluation in a Tidal Environment

The objective of this project was designing and running a field experiment to test the performance of the Particle Acceleration/Particle Velocity (PA/PV) vector sensor. The PA/PV sensor holds promise as a new environmental acoustics technology for taking noise measurements of marine life (cetaceans, crustaceans and possibly invertebrates) in a tidal environment. For this project, a PA/PV sensor was deployed in the Minas Channel. Acoustic measurements were taken for the PA/PV sensor together with traditional hydrophone data collection for comparison and performance evaluation.


Principal Investigator:  John Moloney, JASCO Applied Sciences

February 2017 – December 2018