Methods and software

Methods and software

During the recording on hard disk, the sound is analyzed by the programs provided by IFAW ("Rainbow Clicks" and "Whistle Detector"), which helps to locate the sounds sources. The usefulness of these programs lies in the fact that, during the sightings excursions, it gives an indication of the direction in which optical sightings can be made.


ScreenShot of IFAW program "Whistle detector" for the location of the whistles of cetaceans in navigation

The analysis of the signals takes place in two distinct phases: in real time and "off-line". The real-time analysis is performed using the software of SIA SmaartLive 5; off line analysis is carried out using commercial software tools as SpectraLab, Cool Edit and MatLab.

live sia-smaart

Live Analysis of stereo system