29 April 2010 Multichannel imager for littoral zone characterization
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This paper describes an approach to utilize a multi-channel, multi-spectral electro-optic (EO) system for littoral zone characterization. Advanced Coherent Technologies, LLC (ACT) presents their EO sensor systems for the surf zone environmental assessment and potential surf zone target detection. Specifically, an approach is presented to determine a Surf Zone Index (SZI) from the multi-spectral EO sensor system. SZI provides a single quantitative value of the surf zone conditions delivering an immediate understanding of the area and an assessment as to how well an airborne optical system might perform in a mine countermeasures (MCM) operation. Utilizing consecutive frames of SZI images, ACT is able to measure variability over time. A surf zone nomograph, which incorporates targets, sensor, and environmental data, including the SZI to determine the environmental impact on system performance, is reviewed in this work. ACT's electro-optical multi-channel, multi-spectral imaging system and test results are presented and discussed.
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Yuliya Podobna, Yuliya Podobna, Jon Schoonmaker, Jon Schoonmaker, Joe Dirbas, Joe Dirbas, James Sofianos, James Sofianos, Cynthia Boucher, Cynthia Boucher, Gary Gilbert, Gary Gilbert, } "Multichannel imager for littoral zone characterization", Proc. SPIE 7664, Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XV, 76640S (29 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.849484; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.849484


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