Current Projects

New Technology Ready to Use

Remote Power Module

CIMES partner University of Alaska at Fairbanks, in collaboration with Remote Power Incorporated, has developed an autonomous power and communications system to enable collection of Automatic Identification System (AIS) and ocean surface current data in remote locations. read more ...

Harbor Acoustic Monitoring Systems

Harbors and shorelines with breaking waves are acoustically noisy environments. Tracking surface vessels and underwater targets (such as divers or vehicles) using passive acoustics is a useful way to monitor these environments read more ...

HF Radar

CIMES researchers have deployed marine band and High Frequency (HF) radars at semi-permanent locations along the North Slope of Alaska and the south shore of the island of Oahu to map offshore currents and ice movement, primarily in support of Search-and-Rescue (SAR) operations read more ...

Ruggedized Sensors

CIMES researchers are supporting DHS, other first-responders and the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Surgeon General's office by developing a suite of small, inexpensive technologies that can be incorporated into a diverse collection of mobile conveyances (manned and unmanned aircraft, automobiles, wearable personnel gear) as well as fixed platforms read more ...

Decision Support Systems

CIMES tools collect a diverse range of physical data sets, including measurements from HF radars, acoustic sensors, and satellite instruments. To achieve automation and integration for rapid interpretation of these measurements, we developed the Inteleviewer, which fuses together CIMES and other relevant public domain data into a self-consistent format with intuitive, easy-to-use, interactive and collaborative displays of information read more ...

Unmanned Aircraft Sea Ice Observations

Within the next year CIMES partners at the University of Alaska plan to fly three ScanEagle small-unmanned aircraft from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter HEALY. The ScanEagles will collect sea ice imagery with onboard visible, thermal and x-band synthetic aperture radar to provide improved sea ice forecasts within the marginal ice zone. read more ...

Unmanned Port Security Vessel

CIMES researchers provide a rapid inspection capability in port environments via the Unmanned Port Security Vessel, which includes multiple integrated sensors such as high-resolution bathymetry sonars and chemical sensors as well as remote command and control for real-time operation and supervision read more ...


Previous Research Areas

Coastal Radars Detection

* Hajo Eicken, Geology & Geophysics / Marine Science & Limnology, UAF
* Magdy Iskander, Hawaii Center for Advanced Communications, UH

Satellite Tracking

* Tom Heinrichs, Geographic Information Network of Alaska, UAF
* Miguel Velez-Reyes, Electrical & Computer Engineering, UPRM
* Robert Wright, Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, UH