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Airborne laser depth sounding: system aspects and performance
Author(s): Ove K. Steinvall; Kurt R. Koppari; Ulf C. M. Karlsson
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Paper Abstract

In Sweden work on airborne depth sounding lidar has taken place for more than ten years. Activities include the development of a helicopter borne lidar called FLASH as well as instrumentation (HOSS) for in situ measurement of the optical water parameters. These instruments have been used in rather extensive field trials some of which are discussed in more detail. Recently we have been engaged in analysis of lidar data to determine system performance and possible ways to optimize that relation to lidar parameters and anticipated bottom depth and topography. Examples from that analysis are presented. Comparisons between laser and acoustic soundings are presented. The FLASH system has been further developed into two operational systems called Hawk Eye with Saab Instruments as the main contractor and Optech Inc. as the main subcontractor. The first of these two systems has now been delivered for helicopter installation and acceptance flights. Data from Hawk Eye is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 1994
PDF: 21 pages
Proc. SPIE 2258, Ocean Optics XII, (26 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.190082
Show Author Affiliations
Ove K. Steinvall, Swedish Defence Research Establishment/FOA (Sweden)
Kurt R. Koppari, Swedish Defence Research Establishment/FOA (Sweden)
Ulf C. M. Karlsson, Swedish Defence Research Establishment/FOA (Sweden)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2258:
Ocean Optics XII
Jules S. Jaffe, Editor(s)

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