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Acoustic Transmission Devices and Process for Making and Using Same

United States Patent Application

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Acoustic tags and a process for fabrication are disclosed for identifying and tracking various hosts including inanimate and animate objects in up to three dimensions. The acoustic tags may be powered by a single power source. Tags can have an operation lifetime of up to 90 days or longer at a transmission rate of 3 seconds. The acoustic tags have an enhanced signal range that enhances detection probability when tracking the hosts.
Deng, Z. Daniel (Richland, WA), Myjak, Mitchell J. (Richland, WA), Carlson, Thomas J. (Holmes Beach, FL), Xiao, Jie (Richland, WA), LI, Huidong (Richland, WA), Cartmell, Samuel S. (Richland, WA), Lu, Jun (Richland, WA), Chen, Honghao (Ningbo, CN), Eppard, M. Bradford (Portland, OR), Gross, Mark E. (Pasco, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland WA), Army Corps of Engineers (Alexandria VA)
14/ 914,974
August 29, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING RIGHTS TO INVENTION MADE UNDER FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC05-76RLO1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.