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Sensors 2011, 11(6), 5645-5660; doi:10.3390/s110605645
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A Cabled Acoustic Telemetry System for Detecting and Tracking Juvenile Salmon: Part 1. Engineering Design and Instrumentation

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Received: 30 March 2011; in revised form: 20 May 2011 / Accepted: 23 May 2011 / Published: 26 May 2011
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
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Abstract: In 2001 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District (OR, USA), started developing the Juvenile Salmon Acoustic Telemetry System, a nonproprietary sensing technology, to meet the needs for monitoring the survival of juvenile salmonids through eight large hydroelectric facilities within the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS). Initial development focused on coded acoustic microtransmitters and autonomous receivers that could be deployed in open reaches of the river for detection of the juvenile salmonids implanted with microtransmitters as they passed the autonomous receiver arrays. In 2006, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory began the development of an acoustic receiver system for deployment at hydropower facilities (cabled receiver) for detecting fish tagged with microtransmitters as well as tracking them in two or three dimensions for determining route of passage and behavior as the fish passed at the facility. The additional information on route of passage, combined with survival estimates, is used by the dam operators and managers to make structural and operational changes at the hydropower facilities to improve survival of fish as they pass the facilities through the FCRPS.
Keywords: acoustic telemetry; microtransmitter; juvenile salmon acoustic telemetry; microtransmitter; juvenile salmon
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Weiland, M.A.; Deng, Z.D.; Seim, T.A.; LaMarche, B.L.; Choi, E.Y.; Fu, T.; Carlson, T.J.; Thronas, A.I.; Eppard, M.B. A Cabled Acoustic Telemetry System for Detecting and Tracking Juvenile Salmon: Part 1. Engineering Design and Instrumentation. Sensors 2011, 11, 5645-5660.

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Weiland MA, Deng ZD, Seim TA, LaMarche BL, Choi EY, Fu T, Carlson TJ, Thronas AI, Eppard MB. A Cabled Acoustic Telemetry System for Detecting and Tracking Juvenile Salmon: Part 1. Engineering Design and Instrumentation. Sensors. 2011; 11(6):5645-5660.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Weiland, Mark A.; Deng, Z. Daniel; Seim, Tom A.; LaMarche, Brian L.; Choi, Eric Y.; Fu, Tao; Carlson, Thomas J.; Thronas, Aaron I.; Eppard, M. Brad. 2011. "A Cabled Acoustic Telemetry System for Detecting and Tracking Juvenile Salmon: Part 1. Engineering Design and Instrumentation." Sensors 11, no. 6: 5645-5660.


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