DURIP: A Low-Light Photon-Calibrated High-Resolution Digital Camera Imaging System
SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CA
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Bioluminescence represents an operational threat to U.S. Navy nighttime operations because of the risk due to flow-stimulated light emission from naturally occurring plankton. Conversely, bioluminescence presents additional capabilities for detecting moving objects at night, particularly in the littoral zone where conventional acoustic surveillance is severely challenged. We are interested in the hydrodynamic conditions that stimulate bioluminescence, the resulting bioluminescence signatures, and how to estimate signatures based on levels of bioluminescence potential. Studies of bioluminescence require the application of low-light detection technology for the measurement and imaging of dim light sources.