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Detection Of Shallow Submerged Obstacles By Two-Color Lidar At Angles Of Incidence Approaching 90 Degrees
Author(s): Richard D. Anderson; Robert F. Howarth; Gregory C. Mooradian
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Paper Abstract

It has been experimentally shown that a two-color LIDAR is capable of detecting submerged objects to depths of 15 feet at angles of incidence greater than 85 degrees. The basic limitation appears to be extraction of the signal from the surface and volume backscatter sea clutter return in the LIDAR receiver. The experiment is briefly described, the results shown and areas of possible improvement discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 1978
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0160, Ocean Optics V, (10 November 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956862
Show Author Affiliations
Richard D. Anderson, Naval Ocean Systems Center (United States)
Robert F. Howarth, Naval Ocean Systems Center (United States)
Gregory C. Mooradian, Naval Ocean Systems Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0160:
Ocean Optics V
Matthew B. White; Robert Stevenson, Editor(s)

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