Accession Number:

ADA517440

Title:

Increased Underwater Optical Imaging Performance via Multiple Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The major goal of this project is to explore the possibility of using Multiple Autonomous Underwater Vehicles for increasing the performance of underwater optical imaging systems. The main objective, in this context, is to simulate the potential benefits that multiple vehicles can have in increasing the range, imaging footprint, and potentially 3-dimensional applications that can be afforded using this new approach. This report details the Year 2 efforts that culminated in the execution of an experiment that was performed just a week ago September, 2008 on a cruise in the Santa Barbara channel.

Subject Categories:

  • Submarine Engineering
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE