Design Structure of SYMBIOSIS: An Opto-Acoustic System for Monitoring Pelagic Fish

Roee Diamant, Victor Voronin, Konstantin G. Kebkal

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In this paper, we present the mechanical structure of SYMBIOSIS: an opto-acoustic system that provides a mature, cost effective autonomous capability for the characterization, classification, and biomass evaluation of six target pelagic fish that are important to the fishery industry and that reflect on the health of the environment. SYMBIOSIS is devised as a blend of acoustic and optical components. The acoustic unit relies on an active underwater acoustic array that transmit wideband signals and analyze reflections to find moving targets. Once found, the optical system takes command and identifies the fish's species. The system is completely autonomous and made to withstand a few months of deployment between recharging. We describe the basic components of SYMBIOSIS, as well as operational procedures for the system.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationOCEANS 2019 - Marseille, OCEANS Marseille 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728114507
StatePublished - Jun 2019
Event2019 OCEANS - Marseille, OCEANS Marseille 2019 - Marseille, France
Duration: 17 Jun 201920 Jun 2019

Publication series

NameOCEANS 2019 - Marseille, OCEANS Marseille 2019


Conference2019 OCEANS - Marseille, OCEANS Marseille 2019


  • Detection of pelagic fish
  • Fish classification
  • Underwater acoustic communication
  • Underwater acoustic signal detection

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oceanography
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Instrumentation


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