Accession Number:

ADA537782

Title:

Smart Sensor for Extended Range Optical Imaging

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The long term goal of this program is to develop a next generation of underwater optical imaging systems that utilize new sensors and advanced signal processing in order to acquire more information about the ocean environment. The specific goal of this project is to demonstrate the utility of a fast read out 1 dimensional CCD camera in concert with a scanning laser system. Theoretically, the system should permit the observation of microscale bathymetry 1 mm - 10 cm at ranges of 2 m to 10 m with concurrent observation of bottom albedo at extended imaging ranges 3-7 total attenuation lengths. The system is called L-Bath for laser bathymetry.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE