Engineers from the Science Applications International Corp. Maritime Technology Sector in Santa Barbara, Calif., are set to design, build, and install a cabled array of acoustic receivers and projectors at the U.S. Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center near Andros Island, Bahamas. The hydrophone project, sponsored by the U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, R.I., is based on SAIC Maritime`s Bi-Directional Fiber Optic Telemetry acoustic nodes, and is to help researchers communicate with submarines, torpedoes, and other underwater vehicles and targets during training and testing exercises. Researchers will be able to transmit signals from the underwater sensors directly to a range operation center without additional relays through additional sites. - J.K.