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Mapping of underwater topology using indirect sensing and data modeling
Author(s): Holger M. Jaenisch; James W. Handley; S. K. Roberts; Carl T. Case; Claude G. Songy
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Paper Abstract

We present a method for generating a three-dimensional underwater map that is created in low visibility conditions using a diver with a wrist mounted depth gauge as the digitizer. Although the original sampling method can be sparse and prone to error, by extracting the depth profile from the dive computer and applying fractal image interpolation algorithms, detailed surface topology is reconstructed. This approach has utility for other seismic or remote sensing applications where two or three-dimensional imagery is to be reconstructed from sparse sample points.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 November 2002
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4794, Vision Geometry XI, (24 November 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.452343
Show Author Affiliations
Holger M. Jaenisch, Technical Dive College (United States)
James W. Handley, Technical Dive College (United States)
S. K. Roberts, Technical Dive College (United States)
Carl T. Case, SPARTA, Inc. (United States)
Claude G. Songy, SPARTA, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4794:
Vision Geometry XI
Longin Jan Latecki; David M. Mount; Angela Y. Wu, Editor(s)

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