Mooring Cruise on 10 June 2024

Perfect weather for another turnaround mooring cruise.   Captains Jason and Jarrett Drake brought us to our mooring on the Voyager.   This also gave new interns Piper Dienst and Nathan Winchell a chance to test their new “light bulb” crushers to create underwater impulse responses at three ranges as we approached the mooring.  We then brought the mooring safely aboard, and switched out the SD card and batteries for another deployment.

Piper and Nathan generating underwater impulses with lightbulbs


Relaxing on the deck during the ride back home

All of the crew back home again, with Capt Jason visible behind us on the boat.

ASA Student Paper award for David

PhD student David Campos Anchieta won a POMA Student Best Paper award from the Acosutical Society of America for his recent paper “Robust power spectral density estimation via a performance-weighted blend of order statistics” presented at the ASA’s December 2023 meeting in Sydney, Australia.   Congrats to David for this recognition!

IEEE Underwater Acoustic Signal Processing Workshop

Four members of the group presented research at the IEEE Underwater Acoustic Signal Processing Workshop last week in Exeter, RI.   Congrats to Savas, David, Chris and CJ on giving great talks.   We also seized the opportunity to get a photo of all of the UMassD Signal Processing Group extended academic family at the workshop, with Dr. David Hague (NUWC/NPT) and Prof. Kaushallya Adhikari (URI) joining us, along with Kaushallya’s students.