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Underwater object detection performance of a chaotically modulated laser rangefinder
Author(s): Luke Rumbaugh; Daniel Alles; William Jemison
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Paper Abstract

This paper derives system performance for a chaotically modulated laser rangefinder operating in turbid water, both as a function of rangefinder parameters and as a function of water and target characteristics. An ocean impulse response simulator is used to calculate signal-to-noise-ratios and target detection performance at a variety of water turbidities and target ranges. The use of a digital filter chain is demonstrated, and its effect on system performance is considered. The use of an optical backscatter-removal filter is proposed, and its potential effect on system performance is considered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 May 2018
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 10631, Ocean Sensing and Monitoring X, 106310Y (25 May 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2314602
Show Author Affiliations
Luke Rumbaugh, Clarkson Univ. (United States)
Daniel Alles, Clarkson Univ. (United States)
William Jemison, Clarkson Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10631:
Ocean Sensing and Monitoring X
Weilin "Will" Hou; Robert A. Arnone, Editor(s)

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