Testing the reliability of piezoceramic sphere acoustic transducers in a high-noise environment
Rising Tide Bioacoustics spent a whole day with our partners at GeoSpectrum, Systemic and RRK, testing piezoceramic spheres to verify their reliability. We found them so highly reliable that you could send a code 5 km away in a high-noise environment. Imagine having this technology and generating sounds so accurately that you can lure certain fish into your net or send signals to draw fish away from your water intake.
Piezoceramic spheres have the ability to transmit and receive underwater sound. Spheres are typically used as both a transmitter and receiver for applications such as underwater communications, positioning, marine mammal detection, and deterring some species of fish from entering water intakes at facilities such as power plants. They are also used as sound sources for acoustic calibration.