Accession Number : AD0752486

Title :   Pulsed Neon Laser Bathymetric Studies Using Simulated Delaware Bay Waters.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : SPARCOM INC ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Hickman,G. D. ; Hogg,J. E. ; Ghovanlou,A. H.

Report Date : SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 86

Abstract : The measurements and calculations given in this report deal with the feasibility of deploying an airborne laser transmitter/receiver system to measure water depths in highly turbid water. A new technique is described for simulating natural turbidity conditions in the laboratory. The results of the study simulating conditions in Delaware Bay show that 15 attenuation lengths is the maximum depth of water that can be penetrated to yield detectable signals by an airborne neon laser/receiver system flying at an altitude of 500 meters. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN BOTTOM, DEPTH FINDING), (*GAS LASERS, DEPTH FINDING), AIRBORNE, TRANSMITTER RECEIVERS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, REFLECTIVITY, SCANNING, SEDIMENTATION, SIMULATION, DELAWARE BAY

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE