Electro-optic Identification Sensors
NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER PANAMA CITY DIV FL
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The goal of the Electro-Optic Identification Sensors Project1 is to develop and demonstrate high resolution underwater electro-optic EO imaging sensors, and associated image processinganalysis methods, for rapid visual identification of mines and mine-like contacts MLCs. Identification of MLCs is a pressing Fleet need. During MCM operations, sonar contacts are classified as mine-like if they are sufficiently similar to signatures of mines. Each contact classified as mine-like must be identified as a mine or not a mine. During MCM operations in littoral areas, tens or even hundreds of MLCs must be identified. This time consuming identification process is performed by EOD divers or ROVs, and is the rate limiting step in many MCM operations. A method to provide rapid visual identification of MLCs would dramatically speed up such operations.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
- Underwater Ordnance