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Mitchell Scott

Software Engineer

Email

mscott@apl.uw.edu

Phone

206-616-8864

Department Affiliation

Ocean Engineering

Education

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Washington State University, 2016

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Washington State University , 2018

Publications

2000-present and while at APL-UW

Adaptable Monitoring Package development and deployment: Lessons learned for integrated instrumentation at marine energy sites

Polagye, B., J. Joslin, P. Murphy, E. Cotter, M. Scott, P. Gibbs, C. Bassett, and A. Stewart, "Adaptable Monitoring Package development and deployment: Lessons learned for integrated instrumentation at marine energy sites," J. Mar. Sci. Eng., 8, 553, doi:10.3390/jmse8080553, 2020.

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24 Jul 2020

Integrated instrumentation packages are an attractive option for environmental and ecological monitoring at marine energy sites, as they can support a range of sensors in a form factor compact enough for the operational constraints posed by energetic waves and currents. Here we present details of the architecture and performance for one such system — the Adaptable Monitoring Package — which supports active acoustic, passive acoustic, and optical sensing to quantify the physical environment and animal presence at marine energy sites. we describe cabled and autonomous deployments and contrast the relatively limited system capabilities in an autonomous operating mode with more expansive capabilities, including real-time data processing, afforded by shore power or in situ power harvesting from waves. Across these deployments, we describe sensor performance, outcomes for biological target classification algorithms using data from multibeam sonars and optical cameras, and the effectiveness of measures to limit biofouling and corrosion. On the basis of these experiences, we discuss the demonstrated requirements for integrated instrumentation, possible operational concepts for monitoring the environmental and ecological effects of marine energy converters using such systems, and the engineering trade-offs inherent in their development. Overall, we find that integrated instrumentation can provide powerful capabilities for observing rare events, managing the volume of data collected, and mitigating potential bias to marine animal behavior. These capabilities may be as relevant to the broader oceanographic community as they are to the emerging marine energy sector.

Inventions

Third Generation Adaptable Monitoring Package for Marine Energy Monitoring

Record of Invention Number: 49364

Brian Polagye, Chris Bassett, Emma Cotter, Ben Cunningham, Paul Gibbs, James Joslin, Mitchell Scott, Kevin Zack

Disclosure

13 Oct 2021

Acoustics Air-Sea Interaction & Remote Sensing Center for Environmental & Information Systems Center for Industrial & Medical Ultrasound Electronic & Photonic Systems Ocean Engineering Ocean Physics Polar Science Center
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