Accession Number:

ADA605439

Title:

Coastal Area Tactical-mapping System (CATS)

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE DEPT OF CIVIL AND COASTAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

LONG-TERM GOALS. The long-term goals of the CATS project are 1 to improve detection and identification of anti-vehicle and anti-personnel obstacles and munitions in the coastal zone, and 2 to gain a fundamental understanding of the low-energy lidar phenomenology of the earth s surface, near-shore coastal environments, and vegetation foliage. OBJECTIVES. The overarching objective of the CATS project is to design, build, and demonstrate a low-power scanning airborne laser altimeter capable of continuous ground coverage, superior three-dimensional 3D sampling, and shallow-water penetration. APPROACH. As a result of a no-cost extension from ONR through March, 2007, re-targeting of available funds, and allocation of internal funds non-ONR, significant progress has been made towards the goal of getting the CATS system airborne. UF and subcontractor personnel have worked together to address issues that were unresolved at the time of the last progress report. Several aspects of system operation have been improved, such as photomultiplier tube protection and alignment and USB adapter function. System testing has revolved mainly around the timetag system used in the creation of range data files and the evaluation of system performance.

Subject Categories:

  • Flight Control and Instrumentation
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE