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6 October 1986 Scanning Lidar Bathymeter For Water Depth Measurement
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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.
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John Banic, Sebastian Sizgoric, and Robert O'Neil "Scanning Lidar Bathymeter For Water Depth Measurement", Proc. SPIE 0663, Laser Radar Technology and Applications I, (6 October 1986);

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