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Multichannel imager for littoral zone characterization
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes an approach to utilize a multi-channel, multi-spectral electro-optic (EO) system for littoral zone characterization. Advanced Coherent Technologies, LLC (ACT) presents their EO sensor systems for the surf zone environmental assessment and potential surf zone target detection. Specifically, an approach is presented to determine a Surf Zone Index (SZI) from the multi-spectral EO sensor system. SZI provides a single quantitative value of the surf zone conditions delivering an immediate understanding of the area and an assessment as to how well an airborne optical system might perform in a mine countermeasures (MCM) operation. Utilizing consecutive frames of SZI images, ACT is able to measure variability over time. A surf zone nomograph, which incorporates targets, sensor, and environmental data, including the SZI to determine the environmental impact on system performance, is reviewed in this work. ACT's electro-optical multi-channel, multi-spectral imaging system and test results are presented and discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 April 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7664, Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XV, 76640S (29 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.849484
Show Author Affiliations
Yuliya Podobna, Advanced Coherent Technologies LLC (United States)
Jon Schoonmaker, Advanced Coherent Technologies LLC (United States)
Joe Dirbas, Advanced Coherent Technologies LLC (United States)
James Sofianos, Advanced Coherent Technologies LLC (United States)
Cynthia Boucher, Advanced Coherent Technologies LLC (United States)
Gary Gilbert, Advanced Coherent Technologies LLC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7664:
Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XV
Russell S. Harmon; John H. Holloway; J. Thomas Broach, Editor(s)

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