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Performance of a television camera system for the detection of oil slicks
Author(s): Kuniharu Takizawa; Lianhua Jin; Yoshihiro Yoshida; Kazuya Yonekura
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Paper Abstract

We performed some laboratory experiments to evaluate a television camera system for sensing oil slicks. This system captures the marked differences in intensity of sunlight reflected from the surface of the sea and from the slick. We also proposed a novel method to compensate for the wavelength dependence of sunlight and the quantum efficiency of the CCD arrays, which has been ignored up to now. During laboratory experiments, a glass plate coated with an Al2O3 film has been employed instead of a real slick. The experimental results showed that detection probability depends on the sample thickness and, greatly, on the angle of incidence.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Opt. Eng. 47(9) 093801 doi: 10.1117/1.2981410
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 47, Issue 9
Show Author Affiliations
Kuniharu Takizawa, Seikei Univ. (Japan)
Lianhua Jin, Seikei Univ. (Japan)
Yoshihiro Yoshida, Seikei Univ. (Japan)
Kazuya Yonekura, Seikei Univ. (Japan)

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