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Underwater lidar system: design challenges and application in pollution detection
Author(s): Pradip Gupta; Swati Sankolli; A. Chakraborty
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Paper Abstract

The present remote sensing techniques have imposed limitations in the applications of LIDAR Technology. The fundamental sampling inadequacy of the remote sensing data obtained from satellites is that they cannot resolve in the third spatial dimension, the vertical. This limits our possibilities of measuring any vertical variability in the water column. Also the interaction between the physical and biological process in the oceans and their effects at subsequent depths cannot be modeled with present techniques. The idea behind this paper is to introduce underwater LIDAR measurement system by using a LIDAR mounted on an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV). The paper introduces working principles and design parameters for the LIDAR mounted AUV (AUV-LIDAR). Among several applications the papers discusses the possible use and advantages of AUV-LIDAR in water pollution detection through profiling of Dissolved Organic Matter (DOM) in water bodies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9878, Remote Sensing of the Oceans and Inland Waters: Techniques, Applications, and Challenges, 98780S (7 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2224466
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Pradip Gupta, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (India)
Swati Sankolli, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (India)
A. Chakraborty, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9878:
Remote Sensing of the Oceans and Inland Waters: Techniques, Applications, and Challenges
Robert J. Frouin; Satheesh C. Shenoi; K. H. Rao, Editor(s)

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