Analysis and application of an underwater optical-ranging system
Kusters, John G.
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In order to provide a high-resolution underwater-ranging capability for scientific measurement, a commercially available optical-ranging system is analyzed for performance and feasibility. The system employs a structured-lighting technique using a laser-light plane and single-camera imaging system. The mechanics of determining range with such a system are presented along with predicted range error. Controlled testing of the system is performed and range error is empirically determined. The system is employed in a deep-sea application, and its performance is evaluated. The measurements obtained are used for a scientific application to determine seafloor roughness for very-high-spatial frequencies (greater than 10 cycles/meter). Use and application recommendations for the system are presented.
Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Ocean Engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution September 1992
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