Accession Number : ADA113584

Title :   Laser Hydrography in Australia.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ELECTRONICS RESEARCH LAB ADELAIDE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Penny,M F

PDF Url : ADA113584

Report Date : Feb 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : In response to a Royal Australian Navy requirement, the Electronics Research Laboratory has developed and evaluated an experimental Laser Airborne Depth Sounder. The system provides discrete soundings, in a rectangular pattern extending 270 m across track, with a nominal spacing between soundings of 10 m. This note describes the experimental system, including the position fixing elements, with emphasis on depth sounding performance. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Hydrographic surveying, *Neodymium lasers, Airborne, Oceans, Depth, Bathymetry, Position finding, Radio navigation, Accuracy, Extinction, Turbidity, Australia

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE