ARCHIVED Clustering Techniques for Autonomous Detection of Underwater Acoustic Signals (W7707-175901/A)

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Date closing
2016/09/29 14:00 Atlantic Daylight Time (ADT)


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Nova Scotia
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  • None
Tendering procedure
All interested suppliers may submit a bid
Procurement entity
Public Works and Government Services Canada
End user entity
Department of National Defence

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Matheson, Valerie
Contact phone
(902) 496-5100 ( )
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(902) 496-5016
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1713 Bedford Row
Halifax, N.S./Halifax, (N.É.)
B3J 3C9
Nova Scot


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Clustering Techniques for Autonomous Detection of Underwater Acoustic Signals

Matheson, Valerie
Telephone No. - (902) 496-5100 (    )
Fax No. - (902) 496-5016 (    )
Amendment 002 is raised to respond to questions raised by potential bidders and to extend the closing date to September 29, 2016.

The Department of Public Works and Government Services Canada has a requirement on behalf of Department of NationalDefence (Defence Research & Development Canada / Atlantic Research Centre ) for Clustering Techniques for Autonomous detection of Underwater Acoustic Signals in deployed sensors.

The objective of this contract requirement is to investigate and develop clustering techniques and to evaluate those techniques using data sets provided by DRDC ARC.

Defence Research & Development Canada (DRDC) Atlantic Research Centre (ARC) is currently investigating concepts to enable autonomous detection of underwater acoustic signals in deployed sensors.

This contract effort is intended to investigate the value to be extracted from different types of signal detections available to an acoustic sensor as a noise source transits past an acoustic sensor. The basic concept is to run a series of light-weight signal detectors on narrowband and broadband omnidirectional hydrophones, on beam time-series, and on beam frequency bins and then to collect the instances of signal detection and signal loss and to cluster the detections on the basis of aset of rules (algorithms). A further stepis to then generate messages to other systems or users based on the clusters of detections. These messages mayassist other sensors in acquiring detection of the same noise source or they may be interpreted to provide situational awareness.

Work must be completed by March 31, 2017

Basis of Selection:
A bid must comply with the requirements of the bid solicitation and meet all Mandatory Technical Evaluation Criteria to be declared responsive. The responsive bid with the lowest evaluatedprice will be recommended for award of a contract.

This procurement is limited to Canadian Content.

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INQUIRIES:  All inquiries of a technical nature and all questions of a contractual nature are to be submitted to the Contracting Authority:  Valerie Matheson,, facsimile:  (902)-496-5016.  Inquiries are to be made in writing and should be received no less than five (5) calendar days prior to the closing date to allow sufficient time to respond.
Delivery Date: Above-mentioned

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Solicitation Documents

FileAmendment numberLanguageUnique Download Event (English page)Date added
ABES.PROD.PW_HAL.B406.E9919.EBSU000.PDF000English- 2016-08-25
ABES.PROD.PW_HAL.B406.F9919.EBSU000.PDF000French- 2016-08-25
ABES.PROD.PW_HAL.B406.E9919.EBSU001.PDF001English- 2016-08-30
ABES.PROD.PW_HAL.B406.F9919.EBSU001.PDF001French- 2016-08-30
ABES.PROD.PW_HAL.B406.E9919.EBSU002.PDF002English- 2016-09-14
ABES.PROD.PW_HAL.B406.F9919.EBSU002.PDF002French- 2016-09-14
ABES.PROD.PW_HAL.B406.E9919.EBSU003.PDF003English- 2016-09-28
ABES.PROD.PW_HAL.B406.F9919.EBSU003.PDF003French- 2016-09-28

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