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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 31 — Nov. 1, 2012
  • pp: 7690–7700

Detection of an underwater target through modulated lidar experiments at grazing incidence in a deep wave basin

Fabrice Pellen, Vincent Jezequel, Guy Zion, and Bernard Le Jeune  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 31, pp. 7690-7700 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.51.007690


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Abstract

The effectiveness of a pulsed radiofrequency modulated lidar and associated processing for underwater target detection at grazing incidence was experimentally assessed in a wave basin 50 m long and 20 m deep, under different conditions of swell produced within this facility to benefit from a controlled interface. This paper reports our experiments and offline data processing results, and describes significant improvements in the probability of detection that demonstrate the interest of using such a technique in this context.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.3640) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Lidar
(010.4450) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic optics
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors
(290.7050) Scattering : Turbid media
(010.4458) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic scattering
(280.1350) Remote sensing and sensors : Backscattering

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 18, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 2, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 3, 2012
Published: October 31, 2012

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Fabrice Pellen, Vincent Jezequel, Guy Zion, and Bernard Le Jeune, "Detection of an underwater target through modulated lidar experiments at grazing incidence in a deep wave basin," Appl. Opt. 51, 7690-7700 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-51-31-7690


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