Accession Number:

AD0904472

Title:

Handbook of Underwater Imaging System Design

Descriptive Note:

Test and evaluation rept. Jul 1971-Jul 1972

Corporate Author:

NAVAL UNDERSEA CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

1972-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

336.0

Abstract:

The resources necessary to reliably predict optical viewing system performance in various water conditions have been summarized in handbook format. Multiple scattering effects are included. The handbook introduces the basic optical properties of seawater, conventional underwater television systems, and extended-range techniques. A nomogram is provided as a simple graphical tool for the design of conventional underwater television systems. A more general method, consisting of sets of formulas and data tables, is developed for predicting the performance of a variety of viewing systems as functions of hardware components sources and receivers, practical viewing geometries, and water conditions. The formulas are summarized in a simple table, and sample calculations are presented. Finally, the analytical model is verified by comparison with experimental data.

Subject Categories:

  • Photography
  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Optics
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE