Flight testing of an airborne, scanning lidar bathymetric system has been conducted to determine vertical accuracy, operational constraints, and the effects of system variables. Test results are described, and an analytic performance model based on optical interactions is presented.
Gary C. Guenther,
Lowell R. Goodman,
"Laser Applications For Near-Shore Nautical Charting", Proc. SPIE 0160, Ocean Optics V, (10 November 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956863; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.956863