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Scanning Lidar Bathymeter For Water Depth Measurement
Author(s): John Banic; Sebastian Sizgoric; Robert O'Neil
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Paper Abstract

A scanning lidar bathymeter has been developed for airborne hydrographic surveying. The system has depth penetration capability of four optical diffuse attenuation lengths, with an accuracy of ±0.3 m. From an altitude of 500 m the system generates a swath 270 m wide, and a uniform sounding density on a 35 m grid spacing, with a positioning accuracy of approximately 15 m. A description of the system is given, with emphasis on the design and performance characteristics of the optical transceiver. Results from system flight tests are summarized, including those from a recent operational hydrographic survey in the Canadian Arctic.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 October 1986
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0663, Laser Radar Technology and Applications I, (6 October 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.938673
Show Author Affiliations
John Banic, Optech Incorporated (Canada)
Sebastian Sizgoric, Optech Incorporated (Canada)
Robert O'Neil, Canada Centre for Remote Sensing (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0663:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications I
James M. Cruickshank; Robert C. Harney, Editor(s)

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