Accession Number : AD0907664

Title :   Computation of Backscatter for an Underwater Synchronous Scanning System.

Descriptive Note : Summary rept.,

Corporate Author : RCA SERVICE CO PATRICK AFB FL

Personal Author(s) : Mertens, Lawrence E.

Report Date : 01 DEC 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : This report presents a simple method of predicting backscatter for synchronous scanning underwater imaging systems. Point spread or beam spread functions of the water path are used for the computation. Excellent agreement between computations and field measurements of backscatter have been obtained. The mathematical technique can be extended to predict backscatter for many other types of underwater imaging systems. (Author)

Descriptors :   *UNDERWATER OBJECT LOCATORS), (*OPTICAL SCANNING, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, BACKSCATTERING, LIGHT TRANSMISSION, UNDERWATER LIGHT, LASERS, OPTICAL TRACKING, OPTICAL IMAGES, UNDERWATER TRACKING, TARGETS, REFLECTION.

Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE