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Ocean Sonics Lucy Software

Hydrophone Software for Visualizing Acoustic data

Lucy software lets you view and interact with data collected by icListen Smart Hydrophones. Lucy displays real-time waterfall and time-series data and lets you make accurate measurements from recorded or live data.

Benefits of Lucy Software:

  • Automatically configure display to match features of any icListen product

  • Easily control data collection options on your icListen Smart Hydrophone

  • Access real-time acoustic data from icListen and view in a waterfall display.

  • View waveform and waterfall at the same time.

  • Detect even the smallest changes in measured sound with flexible, full-color waterfall display and make absolute measurements.

  • View data more clearly by filtering using Lucy’s noise cancelling tool.

  • Examine data libraries using Replay tools. View data remotely, change the noise cancellation properties, or import data into a spreadsheet.

Software Applications

Environmental Monitoring

 

Sound is an important factor in the lives of many marine organisms and the human additions to ocean sound overlap the full range of animal uses for sound in the ocean. Researchers use hydrophones to study marine mammals and identify the thresholds of sound effects for each marine species and to predict how increasing anthropogenic sound will enhance the effects. 

Pipeline Leak Detection

 

Hydrophones are used as acoustic leak detectors because they identify the sound or vibration induced by water escaping from pipelines under pressure. When pressurized water leaks from a pipe it creates a sound or an acoustic signal that can travel through both the pipe wall and the water column in the pipeline. Most of the existing acoustic leak-detection techniques rely on external measurements of sound emitted from the turbulent jet of water escaping the pipe.

Shipping Noise

 

Hydrophones serve as an education tool for researchers, scientists, and students to help build awareness of the sensitivity of the marine environment and the impacts of commercial shipping. Monitoring of marine acoustic disturbances, changes in ambient ocean noise, and the potential effects of acoustic masking with regards to cetaceans, will help accurately assess the effects of shipping noise on the marine environment.

Offshore Wind Farms

 

Offshore wind projects can introduce noise to the marine environment via the construction process, turbine operation, and increased vessel traffic due to construction and maintenance. Passive acoustic monitoring provides a unique opportunity to track noise levels, biological activities, and to characterize the local marine soundscape before, during and after wind farm development.

Port & Harbor Security

 

Detection and tracking sources of underwater noise is of particular interest for reducing potential threats to port and harbor security. Hydrophones are used as a cost-effective and undetectable surveillance system for monitoring unidentified underwater targets, whether hostile, friendly or purely environmental.  The Ocean Sonics GSM Radio Buoy can supply instrument power and a communication link to send real-time hydrophone data to the user’s desktop.

Marine Renewable Energy

 

Tidal barrages are undersea tidal turbines, like wind turbines but driven by the sea, harnessing undersea currents. Tidal turbines do not have to spin as fast as windmills to generate power, because water is roughly 800 times more dense than air. Energy can be harnessed from the tides in two ways: using the change in height of the tides; and using the flow of the water.