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