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Ben Brand

Research Scientist/Engineer IV

Email

benbrand@apl.washington.edu

Phone

206-221-8040

Biosketch

As a student in 2010–2011 Ben worked on power supplies for ocean monitoring equipment, transformers for acoustic tracking systems, and equipment set up and operation for various field experiments.



As an APL-UW engineer, Ben focuses on electronics for acoustic object detection and backscatter experiments in the Gulf of Mexico, and several acoustic and tracking range experiments in the Arctic. He has extensive experience at the APL-UW Acoustic Test Facility calibrating many types of transducers and hydrophones.



Experiments involve designing rugged and reliable electronics for extreme environments: cold, corrosion, and salt water at various depths. As a university-certified diver, Ben has been underwater during many of these experiments. For the Regional Scale Nodes (RSN) project, Ben worked on a 1-mile-deep high-definition camera that monitors the ASHES hydrothermal vent and sends back high-quality uncompressed video of the vent and its surrounding biology.

Department Affiliation

Ocean Engineering

Education

B.S. Electrical Engineering, Washington State University, 2012

Inventions

Passive Miniature Acoustic Recorder for Seaglider

Record of Invention Number: 47208

Ben Brand, Jason Gobat, Adam Huxtable, Geoff Shilling

Disclosure

22 Jan 2015

Acoustics Air-Sea Interaction & Remote Sensing Center for Environmental & Information Systems Center for Industrial & Medical Ultrasound Electronic & Photonic Systems Ocean Engineering Ocean Physics Polar Science Center
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