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Optical Engineering

Ocean Bottom Photography from A Deep Towed Camera System
Author(s): Walter L. Brundage; R. B. Patterson
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Paper Abstract

A towed deep ocean photographic system in continuous use and development at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory has produced well over 100,000 bottom photographs. Details of this system, including the arrangement of lights and cameras, the use of longer ranged sensors to regulate camera operation, and the shipboard processing techniques, are described. Some proposed future improvements in the system are also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1966
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 4(4) doi: 10.1117/12.7971336
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 4, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
Walter L. Brundage, U. S. Naval Research Laboratory (United States)
R. B. Patterson, U. S. Naval Research Laboratory (United States)


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