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An underwater ranging system based on photoacoustic effect occurring on target surface
Author(s): Kai Ni; Kai Hu; Xinghui Li; Lidai Wang; Qian Zhou; Xiaohao Wang
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, an underwater ranging system based on photoacoustic effect occurring on target surface is proposed. In this proposal, laser pulse generated by blue-green laser is directly incident on target surface, where the photoacoustic effect occurs and a sound source is formed. And then the sound wave which is also called photoacoustic signal is received by the ultrasonic receiver after passing through water. According to the time delay between transmitting laser and receiving photoacoustic signal, and sound velocity in water, the distance between the target and the ultrasonic receiver can be calculated. Differing from underwater range finding by only laser, this approach can avoid backscattering of laser beam, so easier to implement. Experimental system according to this principle has been constructed to verify the feasibility of this technology. The experimental results showed that a ranging accuracy of 1 mm can be effectively achieved when the target is close to the ultrasonic receiver.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 November 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10023, Optical Metrology and Inspection for Industrial Applications IV, 100231A (24 November 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2246199
Show Author Affiliations
Kai Ni, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Kai Hu, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Xinghui Li, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Lidai Wang, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Qian Zhou, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Xiaohao Wang, Tsinghua Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10023:
Optical Metrology and Inspection for Industrial Applications IV
Sen Han; Toru Yoshizawa; Song Zhang, Editor(s)

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