A Programmable 3-Channel Acoustic Wake-Up Interface Enabling Always-On Detection of Underwater Events within 20 µA

Dinko Oletic, Marko Gazivoda, Vedran Bilas
2018 Proceedings (MDPI)  
We present an always-on acoustic wake-up sensor interface, designed for prolonging the autonomy of energy-hungry hardware for underwater acoustic surveillance. Proposed design enables the detection of a passing ship by simultaneous listening up to three arbitrarily defined frequency-bands within the 2.5 kHz range, and generates a wake-up signal upon finding a match with a digitally preset template describing signal's discriminatory time-frequency features. In this paper, we propose the
more » ... ropose the architecture of such fully programmable, multichannel, mixed-signal wake- up circuit. We show the implementation of a PCB prototype, characterize its sensitivity, analyze its current consumption, and verify its response on real-world hydrophone recordings. It is demonstrated that the design consumes only 6.4 µA per channel (in total <20 µA) with ultra-low- power COTS components, while listening.
doi:10.3390/proceedings2130768 fatcat:mcqmpem5yzhnfi23y5jadgcroe