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Underwater geolocalization via polarization information (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Viktor Gruev; Samuell Powell; Roman Garnett; Justin Marshall; Charbel Rizk

Paper Abstract

Polarization information is abundant in nature, including the underwater environment. Polarization of light in the underwater environment is due to light coming from both the sun and from the sky. Hence, the underwater polarization is primarily determined by light’s transmission from air to water and in-water scattering. In this talk, we will present a new framework to solve sun’s position (heading and elevation) using background underwater polarization information. Based on this data, the underwater geo location of an observer can be determined passively. Extensive experimental data will be presented in the talk to demonstrate the accuracy of this method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 May 2018
Proc. SPIE 10655, Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing XIII, 106550B (14 May 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2322711
Show Author Affiliations
Viktor Gruev, Univ of Illinois (United States)
Samuell Powell, University of Queensland (Australia)
Roman Garnett, Washington University in St. Louis (United States)
Justin Marshall, University of Queensland (Australia)
Charbel Rizk, Johns Hopkins University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10655:
Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing XIII
David B. Chenault; Dennis H. Goldstein, Editor(s)

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